Learn to care for our four-legged friends.

Veterinary technicians are able to handle a wide variety of tasks around a veterinary office, such as performing X-rays, provide nursing care to animals, and administering anesthesia. In fact, a licensed veterinary technician can do anything except diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, or perform surgery. If you enjoy working with animals, you can learn to handle all of these tasks and you won’t even have to spend four years in school.

Our veterinary technology associate’s degree program can prepare you for a great career in this highly rewarding field. As a student, you’ll be able to take classes led by practicing veterinary professionals who are very knowledgeable about the latest techniques and tools being used today. With a combination of classroom time, work in our high-tech labs, and real work experience, you’ll learn the fundamentals of veterinary care and work to develop a full range of nursing and lab skills.

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the national licensing exams. Licensed veterinary technicians are able to find work in a wide variety of different environments, including small and large animal hospitals, educational facilities, the military, and more.

This is a limited enrollment program.

Academic Policies & Requirements 

Assoicate of Applied Science — Veterinary Technology (266kb)

Career Facts

$31,070

Median Yearly Income

19%

Outlook 2014 - 2024

$37,000

Median Salary for Executives

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Meet Kaylee McCollum - Veterinarian and Baker Graduate

"I think Baker being a more career-oriented school makes it different than a lot of other major universities where they do have a lot of the big programs and everything but here it's very specific to what you need to do. They know what you need to know when you get out. They know what the job search is going to be like. They know exactly what you need before you leave."

- Kalyee McCollum Baker College Graduate
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