Advance your career with a Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree

Get ahead in your veterinary nursing career with our online Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree. 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.

Subplans

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

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

9,020

2026

11,860

Percent Change

32

Projected Job Openings

1090

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

99,790

2026

111,630

Percent Change

12

Projected Job Openings

11390

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

22,580

2026

25,930

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

2760

Features of SPC's Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree

  • Offered entirely online
  • 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.

Veterinary Nursing Bachelor of Applied Science

VETTC-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2019 (555)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2019 (555), 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.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Cynthia Grey
Interim Associate Dean
(727) 302-6724
grey.cynthia@spcollege.edu


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.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1105108081: VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY (BAS)

Federal CIP Code

51.0808: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

Job Related Opportunities

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

Admission Rules

Please review the Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Admission Guide.

The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Veterinary Technology B.A.S program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
AA Degree: transferrable credits

Credits 37

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Lower Division Veterinary Technology (by transfer)

Credits 41

MAJOR CORE COURSES
CORE COURSES (Complete 18 credits)

ATE 3100 Tools For Success 1
ATE 3200 Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Technology 1
ATE 3615 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
ATE 3744 Advanced Veterinary Terminology 1
ATE 3914 Introduction to Veterinary Technology Research 3
ATE 4000 Veterinary Technology Precapstone 3
ATE 4814 Veterinary Technology Capstone II 3
ATE 4854 Leadership in Veterinary Technology 3

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
CLINICAL TRACK (Select 12 credits)

ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Complete 12 credits)

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT TRACK (Select 12 credits)

ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3

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

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

ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3

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

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3

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

ATE 3316 Finance for the Veterinary Manager 3
ATE 3344 Supervision in the Veterinary Hospital 3
ATE 3410 Dental Techniques in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3510 Understanding the Human-Animal Bond 3
ATE 3515 Legal & Ethical Issues in Veterinary Technology 3
ATE 3601 Integrative Veterinary Nursing 3
ATE 3616 Small Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3617 Companion Animal Diseases 3
ATE 3605 Small Animal Nutrition 3
ATE 3643 Large Animal Nursing 3
ATE 3658 Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 3
ATE 3803 Teaching Techniques for Veterinary Technicians 3
ATE 4051 Advanced Veterinary Behavior 3
ATE 4711 Emergency and Critical Care 3
ATE 4317 Veterinary Hospital Management 3
ATE 4319 Veterinary Hospital Marketing 3
ANS 3006 Introduction to Animal Science 3
ANS 3440 Principles of Animal Nutrition 3
Total Credits 120

Scholarships for Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree students

The following scholarships are available for students in St. Petersburg College's Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree. 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 Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree 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 - College of Veterinary Nursing
    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

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

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 GPA of 3.0.
  • Candidates must submit a one page essay describing why they are pursuing a degree in Veterinary Nursing. Financial need will also be considered. The essay should be double spaced, using 12-point font. The essay should be submitted to the Dean.

Continue Your Education at spc

SPC's Veterinary Nursing Associate in Science Degree prepares you for the national certification exam and transfers to our Veterinary Nursing B.A.S. Degree.

Once you earn your associate or bachelor's degree, you can continue with SPC's Veterinary Practice Management Certificate.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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