The Veterinary Technician Program is designed to prepare students to assist with the technical aspects of modern veterinary practice and animal related fields including: medical laboratory procedures, anesthesia, radiology, and surgical assisting. Major emphasis is on dogs and cats, although instruction will also be given on large animal and laboratory animal techniques. Students are also instructed to develop their skills with people, so as to relate to the owners of the animals.
In Macomb’s Veterinary Technician Program, you will be introduced to the techniques and procedures used in veterinary practices to care for animals both small and large. You will learn about animal handling and restraint, conducting examinations, collecting and analyzing specimens, assisting in surgeries, administering anesthesia and pre- and post-operative care. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside program alumni and faculty in several service learning projects, including the Kitten Raising Program and the People, Pets, and Vets event cohosted each year with the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and passing of the Veterinary Technician National Exam, you will be qualified for positions that include veterinary technician or veterinary technologist.
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