Veterinary Technology is a career dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. Licensed veterinary technicians provide professional and technical support to veterinarians, biologists, researchers, and industry. As a member of the veterinary health care team, the licensed veterinary technician provides many aspects of patient care to include anesthesia and surgical support, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory procedures. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to take Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). State licensing requirements for Veterinary Technicians vary greatly from state to state, therefore graduates should contact the individual state’s licensing bureau for the current requirements.
Scheduling and Entry Options
Tri-County Technical College offers both full-time and part-time programs, which begin in the Fall term. The two-year (full-time) program offers day classes over six terms. The part-time program offers classes primarily in the evening over eight terms. There is one semester of Veterinary Technician Externship required in both programs. General education courses are offered during the day, evening, or on-line and can be completed before or during the program. Students should refer to the Program Curriculum Guide on the Tri-County Technical College public website for prerequisite requirements.
See “Entry to Clinical Program-Veterinary Technology” for additional program entry information (Health Education Division).
The Veterinary Technology program has full accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1931 N. Meacham Road Suite 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4360, Telephone: 847-925-8070, Fax: 847-925-1329, Web site: www.avma.org and is sanctioned by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.
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