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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (2+ years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies
  2. Complete the Veterinary Technology application
  3. Student will be contacted for an interview once admission and application have been approved

Cost

Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.

Department

College

B.A.S. in Veterinary Technology

Overview

This degree provides a foundation of knowledge, skills, and training in animal nursing, health care, as well as veterinary practice management. Students who already have experience in the veterinary medicine field can further their education through completion of this degree, which is offered entirely online.

This degree program is diverse, engaging, and opens up additional career opportunities that are typically not available to those who just hold an associate's degree. The curriculum is composed of a technology based delivery that enables students to learn at their own pace.

There are three clinical track concentrations within the Veterinary Technology program:

Discover your options.

Tarleton State University is in collaboration with McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, where students can now enroll in the Veterinary Technology program to earn their Associate's degree while working toward their bachelor's degree. Students who have already earned their associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program will be eligible to enter the bachelor's degree program at Tarleton State University. 

Accreditations

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Career Opportunities

The B.A.S. in Veterinary Technology can lead to career opportunities in fields such as:

  • Private Veterinary Clinics
  • Biomedical Research
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Zoo and/or Wildlife Medicine
  • USDA, Government, or Military
  • Veterinary Specialty and Referral Hospitals

View more information about career opportunities.

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Online Learning

Before students enroll in the Veterinary Technology program, we strongly encourage them to make sure that an online learning environment is conducive to their academic needs. Earning an online degree can be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience, as well as an excellent choice for those who have demanding schedules outside of the classroom. While some students thrive in an online class environment, others find that a traditional classroom setting is the best fit for their learning needs.

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Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Resume assistance
  • Business etiquette dinners
  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Career counseling

And many more!

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Program Objectives

  • Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Veterinary Industry.
  • Students will utilize critical-thinking skills to assess patient status and provide appropriate care.
  • Upon completion of the program, students will have gained advanced-level knowledge that will prepare them for a variety of career opportunities.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
VETE 1104 Human-Animal Interaction & Bonding
VETE 2201 Companion Animal Disease
VETE 3105 Laboratory Animal Medicine
VETE 3106 Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine
VETE 3313 Radiology & Clinical Imaging
VETE 3317 Veterinary Microbiology
VETE 4181 Veterinary Practice: Law & Ethics l
VETE 4270 Integrative Medicine

Our degree plan offers a more detailed look at the available courses under each concentration.

Cynthia Dittmar, Veterinary Technology
"I was excited when I first heard about the degree program and I have not been disappointed. There is always something to learn and Tarleton has given me an opportunity not only to continue my education, but to have something to show for my time and work that can help me advance professionally."

Cynthia Dittmar, LVT

Facilities and Features

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Stay Connected!

Our Veterinary Technology program wants to help students stay connected, both on and off campus. Check out our Bachelor of Applied Science in veterinary Technology Facebook page and get connected with your peers and faculty members today!

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Student Resources

Students in the Veterinary Technology program receive unlimited access to beneficial online resources such as:

Barry Lamert

Meet our Faculty!

Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to giving students an engaging, hands-on learning experience. To learn more about our faculty and staff's excellent qualifications and teaching specialties, view the Animal Science Faculty and Staff page