Veterinary Technology

Oxen

Applied Animal Science professor, Drew Conroy introduces his two oxen to Veterinary Technology students during Large Animal Behavior & Handling class (AAS 421)!

Hands-on!

"Hands-on experience is critical when you work with animals. Here, you learn how to do procedures with confidence.” - Tasha Dooley ‘14

Veterinary Technology is a diverse field.  In our program you will learn:

  • Reading animal behavior, and handling animals safely
  • Radiography
  • Anesthesia and surgical assisting
  • Small animal dentistry
  • Animal nursing
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Client communication, euthanasia, grief counseling, and medical ethics

 What makes us different?

  • Hands-on work with animals from day one.
  • On-campus large animal experiences.
  • Giving back to those in need while you learn:
    • Shelter medicine experience.
    • PAWS wellness clinic.
    • TSAS offers the attention and small class size of a private school, PLUS all the benefits of a full university.

See our Facilities page for more information.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to Veterinary Technology must present college preparatory English and a minimum of two years of satisfactory work in college preparatory mathematics and both college preparatory biology and chemistry. (Biology and chemistry with labs are required.) Applicants are recommended to have some experience with animals in a professional setting, and applicants should include a statement in the student application listing their experience.

Welcome!

Are you interested in joining the professional veterinary community and caring for animals in a medical setting?  Would you like the chance to work with animals ranging from mice to dogs to horses to elephants?  Are you excited to be an advocate for animals and to care for them when they are ill?

Our program will train you to become a certified veterinary technician, capable of doing all of those things and more. 

AVMA Accredited

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the AVMA. Students who graduate from an accredited program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and pursue credentialing.

To learn about becoming a credentialed veterinary technician after graduation, click here.