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School of Veterinary Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science

Veterinary Technology

VETTC-BAS

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Richard Flora, Dean, HEC, (727) 341-3603

Program Summary

Veterinary Technology (VETTC-BAS) program provides terminal degree opportunity for veterinary technicians. Tracks in clinical techniques and hospital management are offered. Program builds on technical skills acquired in AS Veterinary Technology programs with more in-depth knowledge in subject areas critical for veterinary technicians to be highly capable and contributing members of the profession.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Research, teaching, referral hospitals, specialty hospitals, federal and state regulatory agencies, public health, military, pharmaceutical and equipment companies

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2014 (490), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Admission Rules

Graduation from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited associates degree veterinary technology program and 15 credits of transferrable gen ed.

Graduation Rules

GRADE OF "C" REQUIRED IN ALL COURSES

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A.A. Degree

41
Credits

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Lower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)

41
Credits

MAJOR CORE COURSES
CORE COURSES (Complete 18 credits)

Tools For Success
1
Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Technology
1
Veterinary Pharmacology
3
Advanced Veterinary Terminology
1
Introduction to Veterinary Technology Research
3
Veterinary Technology Precapstone
3
Veterinary Technology Capstone II
3
Leadership in Veterinary Technology
3

SUBPLANS
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

Small Animal Nutrition
3
Small Animal Nursing
3
Companion Animal Diseases
3
Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Select 12 credits)

Introduction to Animal Science
3
Finance for the Veterinary Manager
3
Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital
3
Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology
3
Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
3
Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology
3
Integrative Veterinary Nursing
3
Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing
3
Large Animal Nursing
3
Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
3
Advanced Veterinary Behavior
3
Veterinary Hospital Management
3
Veterinary Hospital Marketing
3
Emergency and Critical Care
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

Finance for the Veterinary Manager
3
Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital
3
Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology
3
Veterinary Hospital Management
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 12 credits)

Introduction to Animal Science
3
Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology
3
Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
3
Integrative Veterinary Nursing
3
Small Animal Nutrition
3
Small Animal Nursing
3
Companion Animal Diseases
3
Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing
3
Large Animal Nursing
3
Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
3
Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
3
Advanced Veterinary Behavior
3
Veterinary Hospital Marketing
3
Emergency and Critical Care
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
COMBINED CLINICAL AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 24 credits)

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED CLINICAL & HOSPITAL MGMT TRACK (Select 6 credits)

Small Animal Nutrition
3
Small Animal Nursing
3
Companion Animal Diseases
3
Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED CLINICAL & HOSPITAL MGMT TRACK (Select 6 credits)

Finance for the Veterinary Manager
3
Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital
3
Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology
3
Veterinary Hospital Management
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
COMBINED CLINICAL & HOSPITAL MGMT TRACK (Select 12 credits)

Finance for the Veterinary Manager
3
Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital
3
Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology
3
Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
3
Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology
3
Integrative Veterinary Nursing
3
Small Animal Nursing
3
Companion Animal Diseases
3
Small Animal Nutrition
3
Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing
3
Large Animal Nursing
3
Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
3
Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
3
Advanced Veterinary Behavior
3
Emergency and Critical Care
3
Veterinary Hospital Management
3
Veterinary Hospital Marketing
3
Introduction to Animal Science
3
120
Total Credits