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Regional College

Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology prepares graduates to serve as veterinary technicians performing support functions including routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Other growing employment opportunities are expected in biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife facilities, humane societies and animal control  facilities. With the successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which is a step in the process to pursue registration in the state of Ohio. The major is offered at the Trumbull (beginning spring 2014) and Tuscarawas campuses.

Minimum C (2.000) grades both in lecture and in the laboratory area must be achieved for each veterinary technology course. A 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained in the veterinary technology program in order to progress in the program. Minimum C (2.000) grade is mandatory in all required courses in the Veterinary Technology curriculum, including related courses, general studies courses, electives, technical courses, prescribed developmental courses and Kent Core requirements.

All students in the Veterinary Technology program must complete all coursework in sequence before continuing to the next level.

Career Opportunities

Veterinary technologists and technicians held about 71,000 jobs in 2006. About 91 percent worked in veterinary services. The remainder worked in boarding kennels, animal shelters, stables, grooming salons, zoos, State and private educational institutions, and local, State, and Federal agencies. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or equivalent.

For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen. For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Progression Requirements

Acceptance into technical study in the Veterinary Technology program is selective and requires a separate application process. Students interested in the program must attend an information session prior to application. A minimum collegiate or high school cumulative GPA of 2.500 is required of all students for admission into technical study. Detailed information and requirements can be obtained from the Kent State University Tuscarawas program office. Additional information can be found on the program's web page.


Graduation Requirements

Minimum 70 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative and major GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Qualify to take the VTNE.
  2. Demonstrate successful completion of all essential skills as mandated by AVMA CVTEA in Appendix I of the Accreditation Policies and Procedures.
  3. Demonstrate competency in safely performing animal handling skills.
  4. Demonstrate competency in decision-making abilities for patient case management from the initial presention to the successful outcome of the patient's treatment and resolution of the patient's presenting problem(s).

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360