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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (2+ years)
Requirement: A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies
  2. Once accepted, contact the Veterinary Technology Coordinator for advising


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.



B.A.S. in Veterinary Technology


This program offers multiple options including a B.A.S in Veterinary Technology, a Shelter Animal Medicine Certificate, and a Minor in Veterinary Technology. The B.A.S. is for those individuals who already have their associate degree in veterinary technology. It will enhance a technician's skill set while providing advanced knowledge in multiple areas, including diseases, nutrition, forensics, and practice management as well as many others. The degree which is offered online develops advanced critical thinking skills, requiring students to put their knowledge to use through case studies and simulated scenarios found in practice today.

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 system that enables students to learn at their own pace.

There are several educational options within the Veterinary Technology program:


Don't have your Associate's Degree for the B.A.S.?

Here is a list of a few Texas schools that offer an Associate's in Veterinary Technology:

  • Austin Community College
  • Blinn College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Lone Star College
  • McLennan Community College
  • Palo Alto College
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Vet Tech Institute
  • Weatherford College

Online Options:

  • Cedar Valley College
  • San Juan College


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Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

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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.

Tarleton State University

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!

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 3301 Radiology & Clinical Imaging
VETE 3317 Veterinary Microbiology
VETE 4163 Shelter Medicine
VETE 4166 Veterinary Forensics
VETE 4259 Companion Animal Dermatology
VETE 4271 Equine Lameness & Treatment Modalities
VETE 4313 Animal Welfare & Ethics
VETE 4351 Veterinary Practice: Administration and Organization

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

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