Associate of Applied Science
By and large, the employers are thrilled with our students. Most of them wonder when our next graduating class is going to be ready.– Dr. Michael Gross Campus Instructor, Veterinary Technician Program
As a Veterinary Technician, you work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to provide care for animals.
In this program, you will:
- Learn the fundamentals of animal anatomy and physiology.
- Learn and develop the full range of skills essential to the practice of animal care—nursing, diagnostic laboratory procedures, radiology, surgical procedures, and pharmacology—through classroom work and externships.
- Prepare to work in different settings, including small animal hospitals, large animal hospitals, research, education, pharmaceuticals, or the military.
The Veterinary Technician 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.
Please contact the program director of any campus applying for accreditation for information regarding their current status with the AVMA.
As a graduate of our AVMA accredited program, you are eligible to sit for the state and national licensing exams. You must pass both exams to become licensed in the State of Michigan.
Enrollment is limited for this program.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average salary for Veterinarian Technicians is $28,900.
- The need for Veterinarian Technicians is growing. Employment is expected to increase by 17 percent by 2016.
- A licensed Veterinary Technician works under the supervision of a Veterinarian, biological research worker, or other scientist or technologist and has a wide variety of opportunities in animal hospitals, zoos, aquariums, research, education, pharmaceuticals, and even the military.