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Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Degree

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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

    Program Curriculum

    Program Admissions

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.”

    Information on passing rates on the Veterinary Technician National Exam

    Information on SPC graduates, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

    Number of first-time candidates that have passed the VTNE 113
    Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 153
    Number of eligible first-time candidates 265
    Three-Year Pass Rate on VTNE Percentage 73.9