The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology is designed to train Veterinary Technologists to assist Veterinarians in industry, medical centers and animal hospitals. Careers such as these require trained professionals who have knowledge and skills in all aspects of veterinary medicine. This program provides training in animal husbandry and restraint, nursing, surgical preparation and techniques, drug administration, anesthesia, anatomy, laboratory techniques and radiography. Preceptorships at various private practices and research institutions provide valuable on-the-job training.
The Veterinary Technology program at Sinclair can help train you to assist in treating animals in a variety of settings. Learn new skills for animal care or prepare for veterinary technology licensure or further animal medicine.
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Important Information about the Rabies Vaccination Requirement
Rabies is a deadly virus that can be transmitted through a bite wound or infected saliva into a wound. Working with any mammal puts a person at risk for contracting this disease. Although the disease is not prevalent in this area, there continue to be confirmed cases of domestic animals with rabies in the region year to year. Other areas of Ohio and the country have increased prevalence. Because of the untreatable nature of this disease, the CVTEA/AVMA (accreditation body for the program) requires that you protect yourself with a prophylactic series of injections prior to entrance into the selective admission clinical course for Veterinary Technicians, VET 2107, and the Veterinary Assistant Certificate clinical course, VET 2108. The cost of this series varies and can range from $600-$800. Student is responsible for this cost. Financial Aid or your personal medical insurance may provide coverage for this vaccine.
Contacting your insurance company directly may encourage coverage of the vaccine as well. A letter from the Department Chair indicating the importance of this vaccine to the profession is available upon request: email@example.com
Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.
The Veterinary Technician Program has full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA/CVTEA). Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam (VTNE) once they have completed the program.
|VTNE Pass Rate Information:||July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023|
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE||54|
|Three-year VTNE pass percentage||72.22%|