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Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning for each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada can no longer be enrolled in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states. If you have questions regarding this new policy, please send them to information@spcollege.edu.

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    Get ahead in your veterinary technology career with our online Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. This degree gives you the knowledge and skills and a solid credential to further your career and become a leader in your profession. Our online program means you don’t have to give up your job to finish your degree.

    Features

    • Is entirely online
    • Is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
    • Provides advanced training in a wide range of skills including animal anesthesia, dental hygiene, emergency and critical care, pharmacology, nutrition, behavior, finance, supervision, practice management and legal and ethical responsibilities.
    • Gives you advanced technical knowledge and principles of sound research design
    • Prepares you to work in advanced clinical, educational, research and management settings.

    Specializations

    • Advanced clinical applications
    • Veterinary hospital management
    • Combined clinical and hospital management
  • Accreditationcvtea

    SPC's A.S. and B.A.S. degrees in Veterinary Technology are accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

    AAHA

    SPC’s School of Veterinary Technology recently received full accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association, signifying the highest level of medical care within the veterinary medical profession. Only three of the 221 veterinary technology programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association are also AAHA accredited.

    “It is extremely rare within veterinary technology education that veterinary technology programs are AAHA certified,” said Rich Flora, Dean of the School of Veterinary Technology. “It is a tremendous credit to the dedication of our faculty and staff to provide the highest quality learning experience for our students and care for our animals.”



  • Career Outlook

    The overall job market for the veterinary profession is very good. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics has identified veterinarians and veterinary technicians as two of the top five growth professions over the next 15 years. As veterinary clinics continue to grow in size and the types of services offered, the need for highly competent hospital managers will increase as well.

    Career Opportunities

    • Pharmaceutical sales or marketing
    • Veterinary equipment and supplies
    • Veterinary administration and management
    • Teaching
    • Specialty and referral hospitals
  • Veterinary Technology
    Bachelor of Applied Science

    VETTC-BAS

    Dr. Richard Flora, Dean, Vet Tech, (727) 302-6721

    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

    Credits41

    ADMISSIONS COURSES
    Lower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)

    Credits41

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    CORE COURSES (Complete 18 credits)

    ATE 3100Tools For Success1
    ATE 3200Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Technology1
    ATE 3615Veterinary Pharmacology3
    ATE 3744Advanced Veterinary Terminology1
    ATE 3914Introduction to Veterinary Technology Research3
    ATE 4000Veterinary Technology Precapstone3
    ATE 4814Veterinary Technology Capstone II3
    ATE 4854Leadership in Veterinary Technology3

    SUBPLANS
    Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    CLINICAL TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

    ATE 3605Small Animal Nutrition3
    ATE 3616Small Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3617Companion Animal Diseases3
    ATE 3658Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing3

    SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
    CLINICAL TRACK (Select 12 credits)

    ANS 3006Introduction to Animal Science3
    ATE 3316Finance for the Veterinary Manager3
    ATE 3344Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital3
    ATE 3410Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 3510Understanding the Human-Animal Bond3
    ATE 3515Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 3601Integrative Veterinary Nursing3
    ATE 3642Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing3
    ATE 3643Large Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3803Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians3
    ATE 4051Advanced Veterinary Behavior3
    ATE 4317Veterinary Hospital Management3
    ATE 4319Veterinary Hospital Marketing3
    ATE 4711Emergency and Critical Care3

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

    ATE 3316Finance for the Veterinary Manager3
    ATE 3344Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital3
    ATE 3515Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 4317Veterinary Hospital Management3

    SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
    HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 12 credits)

    ANS 3006Introduction to Animal Science3
    ATE 3410Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 3510Understanding the Human-Animal Bond3
    ATE 3601Integrative Veterinary Nursing3
    ATE 3605Small Animal Nutrition3
    ATE 3616Small Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3617Companion Animal Diseases3
    ATE 3642Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing3
    ATE 3643Large Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3658Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing3
    ATE 3803Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians3
    ATE 4051Advanced Veterinary Behavior3
    ATE 4319Veterinary Hospital Marketing3
    ATE 4711Emergency and Critical Care3

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

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

    ATE 3605Small Animal Nutrition3
    ATE 3616Small Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3617Companion Animal Diseases3
    ATE 3658Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing3

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

    ATE 3316Finance for the Veterinary Manager3
    ATE 3344Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital3
    ATE 3515Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 4317Veterinary Hospital Management3

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

    ATE 3316Finance for the Veterinary Manager3
    ATE 3344Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital3
    ATE 3410Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 3510Understanding the Human-Animal Bond3
    ATE 3515Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology3
    ATE 3601Integrative Veterinary Nursing3
    ATE 3616Small Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3617Companion Animal Diseases3
    ATE 3605Small Animal Nutrition3
    ATE 3642Veterinary Ophthalmic Nursing3
    ATE 3643Large Animal Nursing3
    ATE 3658Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing3
    ATE 3803Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians3
    ATE 4051Advanced Veterinary Behavior3
    ATE 4711Emergency and Critical Care3
    ATE 4317Veterinary Hospital Management3
    ATE 4319Veterinary Hospital Marketing3
    ANS 3006Introduction to Animal Science3
    Total Credits120
  • The following scholarships are available to all Vet Tech students. You will need to apply through the St. Petersburg College Foundation to be eligible.

    Connie Dell Davis Scholarship

    • Second year student
    • Essay detailing student's compassion for animals, experiences.
    • Foundations application and essay submitted to Dean

    Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation

    • Hillsborough County Resident
    • Second semester freshman or later
    • 500 word essay on where applicant sees themselves in three years
    • Three instructor recommendations
    • Foundations application, essay, and recommendations submitted to the Dean

    Suncoast Avian Society

    • Baccalaureate student
    • FAFSA required
    • Demonstrated special interest and experience with birds
    • Foundations application and letter with avian interest and experience detailed submitted to the Dean
    • Foundations application, essay, and recommendations submitted to the Dean

    Belcher Scholarship

    • Student must be in a financial aid qualified certificate, lower division, or upper division Allied Health Program
    • Student must be currently enrolled in class during the session of the application and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Award amount—$500
    • Award covers tuition and fees with the remainder provided to the student
    • Student must specifically request the Dr. John C. Belcher Endowed Scholarship on the scholarship application
    • Student must submit application with recommendation letters to HEC Associate Provost Office

    Healthcare Scholarship

    • Student must be in a financial aid qualified certificate, lower division, or upper division Allied Health Program
    • Student must be currently enrolled in class during the session of the application and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Award amount—$500
    • Award covers tuition and fees with the remainder provided to the student
    • Student must specifically request the Dr. John C. Belcher Endowed Scholarship on the scholarship application
    • Student must submit application with recommendation letters to HEC Associate Provost Office

    Kelly Stadler Animal Lovers Memorial Scholarship

    • Available to AS and BAS students. This scholarship can cover tuition, books, and fees. Two $750 scholarships are expected to be awarded annually. Candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.
    • Candidates must submit a one page essay describing why they are pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. Financial need will also be considered. The essay should be double spaced, using 12-point font. The essay should be submitted to the Dean.
  • Scholarships for B.A.S. Veterinary Technology students

    The following scholarships are available for students in St Petersburg College's B.A.S. - Veterinary Technology Program. To be eligible for any of these scholarships, you will need to apply online through the SPC Foundation. Requirements for each award are identified. Once enrolled in the BAS program, you must:

    • Maintain a GPA in BAS veterinary technology of 3.3 or above.
    • Be in the Management track.
    • Be registered for at least two courses during the spring or fall semester.
    • Submit your essay to:
    • Dean – School of Veterinary Technology
      St Petersburg College
      PO Box 13489
      St Petersburg, FL 33733

    The Golden Fund Scholarship

    • Applicant does not need to currently be in the BAS program.
    • Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited veterinary technology program with a minimum 3.3 GPA.
    • Award will be contingent on acceptance and enrollment in the BAS Management Track.
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Don KellerStudent Success SpecialistVeterinary Technology CenterKeller.Don@spcollege.edu(727)302-6723
    Ginny WhiteSenior Administrative Services SpecialistVeterinary Technology CenterWhite.Ginny@spcollege.edu(727) 302-6720