The Veterinary Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to work in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, and animal shelters, performing basic nursing care for the animals, providing dental cleanings, assisting in surgery, producing x-rays, and assisting the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). The knowledge and skills competencies included in the curriculum are provided by Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) and DVMs, and meet ll standards set by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This program is currently seeking accreditation with the AVMA. The aforementioned competencies allow the students to demonstrate basic restraint and treatment techniques for domestic animals, identify breeds of animals, and learn the responsibilities of a licensed veterinary technician in a veterinary practice including physical exams, basic care, feeding, sanitation, and public and/or client relations.
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