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Program Overview

Tarleton State University welcomes you to the Veterinary Technology Program that is offered entirely online leading to a four year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Veterinary Technology. The Veterinary Technology Program website contains information regarding distance learning content along with admission guidelines and requirements and a checklist to help guide you through your application process.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology may be earned in as little as two years (full time attendance). This includes the completion (and/or successful transfer) of 42 general education credits that are required for graduation. A complete list of the General Education Requirements can also be found in the Tarleton Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Applied Science: Veterinary Technology

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is a “2 plus 2” degree program administered completely online through Blackboard 9.1 learning management system. It is available to individuals who have graduated from an AVMA-CVTEA accredited program.

The BAS in Veterinary Technology is engineered for students interested in animal health and a career in veterinary or biomedical science. Through the flexible distance learning format, students learn through collaborations and interactions with instructors and fellow students interested in veterinary technology as a career goal. Classes are accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Blackboard chat sessions with instructors are offered to keep you focused and on-track with your studies.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is designed to elevate your credentials and excel in meeting professional challenges within veterinary medicine through three clinical concentrations. Degree candidates are prepared for professional diversification and employment in a wider range of related industries in advanced clinical, educational, research, and management settings.

Veterinary Technology offers 3 clinical concentrations:

  1. Companion Animal Concentration
  2. Equine Concentration
  3. Practice Management Concentration

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Veterinary pharmaceutical companies
  • Veterinary equipment and supply companies
  • Veterinary corporate administration positions
  • Teaching in veterinary technology programs
  • Veterinary specialty and referral hospitals
  • Veterinary hospital management
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Research institutions
  • Veterinary laboratories