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Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Bachelor's Degree 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

    • Can be completed online
    • Is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association through the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities
    • Trains you in a wide range of skills including animal anesthesia, dental hygiene, emergency and critical care, 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 Offered In

    • 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).



  • 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

    VETTC-BAS

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

    Admissions Information

    Important Notice to Current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan


    APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
    20141/0490 (BEGINNING 7/26/2014) OR LATER
    ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~

    General Education Courses (37 credits) - Grade of C or higher required
         Enhanced World View Requirement *
         A. COMMUNICATIONS * 9
         B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 6
         C. MATHEMATICS 6
         D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6-7
         E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES * 6
         F. ETHICS 3
         G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY

    * Visit www.spcollege.edu/program/GENR-AA for details


    Lower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)


    41

    MAJOR COURSES (42 credits)
    CORE COURSES (18 credit hours) - Grade of C or higher required
    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

    PROGRAM TRACKING OPTIONS: 
    CLINICAL TRACK (24 credit hours) - Grade of C or higher required
    ATE 3605SMALL ANIMAL NUTRITION3
    ATE 3616SMALL ANIMAL NURSING3
    ATE 3617COMPANION ANIMAL DISEASES3
    ATE 3658ANESTHESIA AND SURGICAL NURSING3
    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 AND 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

    OR 
    HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (24 credit hours) - Grade of C or higher required
    ATE 3316FINANCE FOR THE VETERINARY MANAGER3
    ATE 3344SUPERVISION IN THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL3
    ATE 3515LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY3
    ATE 4317VETERINARY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT3
    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

    OR
    COMBINED CLINICAL AND HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (24 credit hours) - Grade of C or higher required
    Select 6 credits:
    ATE 3605SMALL ANIMAL NUTRITION3
    ATE 3616SMALL ANIMAL NURSING3
    ATE 3617COMPANION ANIMAL DISEASES3
    ATE 3658ANESTHESIA AND SURGICAL NURSING3
    Select 6 credits:
    ATE 3316FINANCE FOR THE VETERINARY MANAGER3
    ATE 3344SUPERVISION IN THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL3
    ATE 3515LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY3
    ATE 4317VETERINARY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT3
    Select 12 credits: Courses Not Already Taken
    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 AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY3
    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 4317VETERINARY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT3
    ATE 4319VETERINARY HOSPITAL MARKETING3
    ATE 4711EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE3

    TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
    120
    NOTE: If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.A.S. program.

    C&I 11/30/2012~ BOT 1/15/2013; C&I 11/30/2013 - BOT 1/21/2014
  • 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