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Veterinary technicians are the nurses of the veterinary profession. They care for animals, large and small, in many different ways. They assist veterinarians in diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, monitor clinical symptoms, perform lab tests and take x-rays, dispense prescriptions, provide assistance during surgery, and educate owners about proper health and preventive care,

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Veterinary Technology Associate Degree from Baker College

Veterinary TechnologyAssociate of Applied Science

Help the animals you love.

Prepare for a career that’s rewarding every day.

Veterinary technicians are the nurses of the veterinary profession. They care for animals, large and small, in many different ways. They assist veterinarians in diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, monitor clinical symptoms, perform lab tests and take x-rays, dispense prescriptions, provide assistance during surgery, and educate owners about proper health and preventive care,

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Career Facts

$30,290

Median salary for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

30%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$37,000

Median salary for Veterinary Surgical Technicians

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Overview

Your courses in Baker’s Veterinary Technology associate degree program have been designed to give you as much hands-on learning as possible, blending classroom and lab work with field trips and actual work experience. Taught by instructors who are practicing veterinary professionals, you learn all the fundamentals, and develop the full range of nursing and lab skills essential to the practice of animal care. 

When you complete the program, you’ll be well prepared to take the required licensing exam, and to succeed in your first job.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Course Information
Veterinary Technology Major Requirements85 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
SCI 111
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5 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to basic biological concepts. Topics include classification of plants and animals, cell theory, cell structure, plant and animal tissues and organs, nutritional requirements of plants and animals, energy metabolism, and use of basic biology laboratory techniques and equipment. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Biology5
SCI 220A
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5 Quarter Hours

Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A 20 hour laboratory will be a component of this course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture.

Microbiology5
VET 101A
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5 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the veterinary technology occupation. Emphasis is placed on regulatory and ethical issues, office procedures, handling and restraint of animals, sanitation, breed identification, and laboratory issues. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 111.
Introduction to Veterinary Technology5
VET 112
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5 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of chemistry essential for life. Introduces cellular biology and histology. Emphasizes the study of the structure and function of the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, and the endocrine system. Medical terminology will be studied throughout this course. Laboratory work may include the use of a microscope, experiments/demonstrations in physiologic principles and the dissection of animal parts. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. A grade of B- or better is required in this course for application to the professional track of the veterinary technology program.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI 111.
Animal Anatomy and Physiology I5
VET 113
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5 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the structure and function of the circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. The autonomic and endocrine control of these systems and immunity will also be discussed. Medical terminology and laboratory sessions will be a continuation of Animal Anatomy and Physiology I. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. A grade of B- or better is required in this course for application to the professional track of the veterinary technology program.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in VET 112.
Animal Anatomy and Physiology II5
VET 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents a study of veterinary diseases and zoonoses. Emphasis is placed on identification and classification of diseases, diagnosis, methods of transmission, prevention of disease, and treatment modalities. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Corequisite(s):
VET 131A.
Veterinary Pathology4
VET 131A
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5 Quarter Hours

Presents an introduction to the principles and procedures for the veterinary practice laboratory. Emphasis is placed on microscopy, interpretation of microscopic observations, laboratory safety, quality control principles and practices, technical skills in hematology, cytology, clinical chemistry, serology, parasitology, and urinalysis. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Corequisite(s):
VET 121A.
Introduction to Animal Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures5
VET 141
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides an orientation to nursing care and surgical procedures in the veterinary practice. Emphasis is placed on the care of the patient and equipment, examination room procedures, pharmacology for animals including drug laws, administration of medications to animals, and surgical procedures including anesthesia. 40 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Introduction to Animal Surgical Procedures/Nursing6
VET 201
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2 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images. Emphasis will be placed on decision-making abilities such as determining diagnostic quality, exercising professional judgment to minimize personnel radiation exposure, understanding the proper anatomical landmarks for positioning patients for diagnostic images, and equipment maintenance. 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the program.
Radiology for Veterinary Technicians2
VET 211A
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5 Quarter Hours

Provides advanced study in the principles and procedures for the veterinary practice laboratory. Emphasis is placed on hematology, cytology, parasitology, urinalysis, microbiology, and prosection. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 121A, C or better in VET 131A, C or better in VET 201.
Advanced Animal Diagnostic Laboratory5
VET 221
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6 Quarter Hours

Presents nursing procedures on large and small animals to be performed in clinical, laboratory, or farm settings. Emphasis is placed on preparation and assisting of the physical exam, administering medications including injections, venipuncture, catheterization, collection of laboratory specimens, bandaging techniques, and care of the critical patient. 40 hours of lecture and 40 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 121A, C or better in VET 131A, C or better in VET 141, C or better in VET 201.
Corequisite(s):
VET 231.
Large and Small Animal Nursing6
VET 231
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides further study in the area of veterinary drugs and medicines. Emphasis is placed on classification of drugs and medicines, calculating dosages, administering and dispensing drugs and medicines, legal issues, and recordkeeping. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 121A, C or better in VET 131A, C or better in VET 141, C or better in VET 201.
Corequisite(s):
VET 221.
Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians6
VET 241A
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5 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of the study of exotic animals and animals used in research. Emphasis is placed on the selection and procurement of animals, safety and health considerations, legal regulations, and policies on the care and use of laboratory animals, husbandry, care, and importance of environment. 40 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 211A, C or better in VET 221, C or better in VET 231.
Laboratory and Exotic Animals5
VET 251
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5 Quarter Hours

Provides training in the management of veterinary facilities. Emphasis is placed on client relations, records maintenance, obtaining a patient history, medical emergencies, and bereavement. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 211A, C or better in VET 221, C or better in VET 231.
Office Management and Client Relations5
VET 261
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6 Quarter Hours

Provides advanced study and practice in surgical assisting, postoperative care, anesthesiology, and dentistry. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 211A, C or better in VET 221, C or better in VET 231.
Advanced Animal Surgical Procedures/Anesthesiology6
VET 271A
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3 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the preparation of students for the licensing exam. This class is taken along with the Veterinary Technician Externship course. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course. This is a capstone course.

Corequisite(s):
VET 272A.
Veterinary Technician Board Review3
VET 272A
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6 Quarter Hours

Requires students to complete a minimum of 240 hours of unpaid work experience in a veterinary facility under the supervision of a veterinarian. Students will perform administrative and clinical duties that may include but are not limited to: admission and preparation of animals for a veterinary examination, record keeping, administration of medications, performance of routine laboratory procedures, performance of radiologic testing, assisting in surgery, and the maintenance of anesthesia. This occupation-based instruction will be implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, and required on-the-job training. A grade of C or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course. This is a capstone course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in VET 241A, C or better in VET 251, C or better in VET 261.
Corequisite(s):
VET 271A.
Veterinary Technician Externship6
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
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General Education Requirements28 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
INF 114A
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces beginning database terminology, concepts, and applications using a file management software program. Students will demonstrate an understanding of data hierarchy; the ability to design simple files, edit file content, print file content, and simple reports; and the ability to search and sort files and use pre-existing formulas.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Introduction to Database Applications2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102.
Workplace Communication4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 113

Program Description

A veterinary technician can best be thought of as an animal nurse. By definition, a veterinary technician is a person who has completed a 2 year associate degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) accredited institution. The Veterinary Practice Act of Michigan allows veterinary technicians to do anything for the care of animals except diagnose disease, prescribe medication, and perform surgery. Besides providing nursing care, veterinary technicians also function as laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, pharmacy technicians, surgical technicians, and anesthesia technicians. In addition, veterinary technicians are often responsible for a majority of the client education that occurs in a veterinary practice, thus this is a profession that requires excellent communication skills. The veterinary technology profession is very diverse and the opportunities for technicians are extremely varied. Career opportunities exist within, but are not limited to the following areas: small animal hospitals, large animal hospitals, research, education, pharmaceuticals, and the military. Once a student has successfully graduated from an AVMA accredited program, they are able to sit for their state and national licensing exams. If the graduate passes both exams, they earn the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in the State of Michigan. Students who graduate will be eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan. Program Status: Limited Enrollment.

Customer Satisfaction Policy

Baker College is an institution focused on customer satisfaction. To that end, any concerns or complaints regarding the Veterinary Technology can be sent to the attention of the director of the program on the appropriate campus. The director will investigate the complaint, consult with all parties involved, and provide a response as soon as all information has been evaluated. The program director will inform the Dean of Health Sciences of the complaint, investigation, and what actions have been taken.

If resolution cannot be reached at the level of the program director, the problem will follow the chain of command beginning with the Dean of Health Sciences, followed by the Chief Academic Officer/Vice President of Academics of the campus, the President of the campus, and finally the President of the Baker College System.

Mission

The mission of the Veterinary Technology program at Baker College is to provide both didactic and clinical education to prepare students to enter and enhance the veterinary health care team and the competent care of animals by providing a skill set that includes clinical proficiency, critical thinking and strong communication.

To this end, the following purposes have been established:

  • To prepare students for competency in the knowledge of animal health and veterinary issue.
  • To prepare students to confidently and effectively perform the essential skills and tasks commonly encountered in veterinary facilities.
  • To provide general education which expands students’ horizons, develops strong communication skills, and encourages critical thinking.
  • To encourage social and classroom related activities, which promote both personal and professional growth.
  • To assist graduates throughout their careers in securing employment and improving career opportunities.
  • To promote the image and prestige of the veterinary technician profession by encouraging professional behavior and community service.
Accreditation

Accreditation is granted through the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA). Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Jackson, Muskegon, and Port Huron are currently accredited.

The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA, CVTEA), 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4630; (800) 248-2862; fax: (847) 925-1329; Web address: avma.org.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Application Information

Prospective Students

An online application is available for Undergraduate and Graduate admission. You may also print the Application for Undergraduate Admission and apply through mail, or at the campus nearest you.

Returning Students

Returning students do not need to re-apply. Please contact the Academic Office on the campus that you plan to attend about returning to Baker College.

Current Students

Baker College of Cadillac
Applications for the professional track of the Veterinary Technology program will be available to students Week 1 of Spring quarter. Completed applications must be submitted to the Health Sciences office by Friday of Week 5 of Spring quarter, end of business day, to be considered in the process, even though all pre-requisite courses may not be completed until the end of the quarter of application..

Baker College of Clinton Township
Applications for the professional track of the Veterinary Technology program will be available to students Week 1 of Spring quarter. Completed applications must be submitted to the Health Sciences office by Friday of Week 5 of Spring quarter, end of business day, to be considered in the process, even though all pre-requisite courses may not be completed until the end of the quarter of application.

Baker College of Flint
Baker College of Flint Veterinary Technology Program will be accepting applications for the professional Vet Tech courses which begin in the Summer of 2012. Application packets will be available in the Health Science Office beginning April 1, 2013. The deadline for submission is May 17, 2013 at 5:00PM. If you have any questions, please call (810)766-4288.

Baker College of Jackson
Applications will be handed out in VET 113 the first week of Spring quarter or can be picked up in Katrina Bowers' office. The deadline for the application is May 1, 2012.

Baker College of Muskegon
Please contact the program director for application information.

Baker College of Port Huron
Please contact the program director for application information.

Limited Enrollment

Full acceptance into the professional track of some programs is limited due to clinical site availability. Students compete to earn acceptance into these programs. Selection criteria have been developed to choose the most qualified students for limited enrollment programs.  Students who have successfully completed the conditional acceptance requirements for their program are eligible to apply for full acceptance in to the professional track of the program. Refer to the program information supplement for program specific details on the application process, the criteria used, and the courses used in the GPA calculations.

Once selected through the limited enrollment criteria, for full acceptance into a program, students must complete program requirements including, but not limited to: program specific orientations, background checks, drug screens, etc. Please contact your campus official for additional information.

Campus Contacts

Cadillac

Marchien Johnston, LVT
Veterinary Technology, Program Director
(231) 876-3114
marchien.johnston@baker.edu

Clinton Township

Marianne Tear, MS, LVT
Veterinary Technology, Program Director
(586)790-9582
marianne.tear@baker.edu

Flint

Amy Buszek Taylor, MBA, LVT
Program Coordinator, Veterinary Technology Program
(810)766-2050
amy.taylor@baker.edu

Elsie Velazquez MBA, LVT
Assistant Professor, System Program Coordinator, Veterinary Technology Program
(810)766-4313
elsie.velazquez@baker.edu

Jackson

Katrina Bowers LVT
Veterinary Technology Program, Program Director/Clinical Coord.
2800 Springport Rd
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 841-4505
katrina.bowers@baker.edu

Muskegon

Marcy O'Rourke
Department Chair of Veterinary Technology
(231) 777-5275
marcy.orourke@baker.edu

Port Huron

Stephanie Johns
Clinical Coordinator of Veterinary Technology
(810) 989-2385
sjohns72@baker.edu

Program Goals
  • Graduates will exceed the average pass rate for both the national and state licensing exams.
  • The graduate will be able to properly classify medications commonly used in veterinary medicine.  In addition, he/she will be able to properly calculate and administer the appropriate dose of ordered medications.
  • The graduate will be able to apply proper, safe radiological procedures within the veterinary laboratory setting.
  • The graduate will be able to perform appropriate, effective and efficient diagnostic laboratory procedures within the veterinary laboratory setting.
  • The graduate will be able to perform proper nursing procedures within a veterinary setting.
  • The graduate will be able to successfully administer surgical assistance, postoperative care, anesthesia and dentistry within a veterinary setting.
  • The graduate will be able to identify and utilize safety and health regulations and policies on the care and use of laboratory animals, husbandry, care and importance to the environment while selecting or procuring exotic animals and animals used in research.
Program Performance
Cadillac Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 12 8 13
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 11 8 12
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 100% 100% 100%

 

Clinton Township Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 9 11 11
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 9 11 11
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 100% 85% 100%

 

Flint Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 22 19 26
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 22 19 25
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 98% 98% 98%

 

Jackson Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 12 13 12
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 12 13 12
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 100% 100% 100%

 

Muskegon Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 23 24 22
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 23 24 22
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 100% 100% 100%

 

Port Huron Two Years Past July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 Prior Year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013 Current Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Number of eligible first time candidates. 13 9 13
Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE. 13 9 13
Three-year average pass rate for first time test taker on the VTNE based on July 1 to June 30 reporting years (2009 - 2012) 92% 89% 85%
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Student Clubs and Organizations

Clinton Township 
Veterinary Technology Club
Meeting dates and times are posted in the campus bulletin
Faculty Advisor: Megan Terry (mdean09@baker.edu)

Baker College of Cadillac
Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA)
Chapter Advisor: Amy Davis (adavis28@baker.edu)

Baker College of Muskegon
Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA)
Chapter Advisor: Sean Seelhoff, LVT (sean.seelhoff@baker.edu)

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