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Veterinary Medical Technology
To inquire about this program:
Mary Hatfield | 423.869.6278 | mary.hatfield@LMUnet.edu
VETERINARY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION
Admission to the University does not guarantee admission
to the Veterinary Medical Technology Program. Admission to this
program is highly competitive and subject to the
Admission to Lincoln Memorial University
- Twenty hours experience in a veterinary clinic
- Formal application for admission to the program
- Pre-exposure rabies vaccinations or a signed waiver
- Scores on the ACT or SAT
- Competitive GPA, with 2.5 minimum required for
- Completion of VET 100, VET 251, and VET 251 Lab
with a minimum grade of “B-”.
- Completion of MATH 101 or MATH 111 with a
minimum grade of “C-”.
It takes four semesters plus one six-week internship period
to complete the AAS degree. The BS degree course of study
lasts for eight semesters. General transfer students as well as
veterinary technology transfer students will be considered on
space available basis. Students previously admitted to a
veterinary technology program at another institution must
submit a letter of reference from the head of that program. The
veterinary medical technology faculty will evaluate the veterinary
technology courses from other AVMA accredited programs
and give appropriate credit. LMU welcomes associate degreed
graduates from other AVMA programs for direct transfer into
our BS degree program.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
It is designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and abilities required of technicians who work under the professional supervision of veterinarians, biological research workers, and other scientists. In addition to admission to Lincoln Memorial University, formal application is required to the Veterinary Technology Program.
To continue in the Veterinary Medical Technology Program, students are required to earn a grade of “B-” or better in each VET course. Further, any student failing to earn the minimum grade of “B-” in any VET course must repeat the course.
Students who do not make a “B-” or better in each VET course may be disqualified from taking selected VET courses, such as VET 170, 270, 303 and/or 330. The continued enrollment of a student in these courses will be determined by the veterinary faculty.
The Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Animal Science is designed especially for transfer students or incoming freshmen who want to pursue application to an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine. After completion of this AS degree, a student can seek fulfillment of the pre-veterinary medicine requirements or apply to the baccalaureate program in Veterinary Technology.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Veterinary Medical Technology is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The baccalaureate major in Veterinary Medical Technology- Animal Science is available only to students who complete the AS degree program in Veterinary Animal Science or its equivalent. Within the Veterinary Technology baccalaureate major, the Animal Science concentration option prepares the pre-veterinary medicine student for a career in “institutional” veterinary medicine, veterinary technician education, or industrial veterinary medicine. (Special note: this Veterinary Technology major as a pre-professional tract does not guarantee admission to a college of veterinary medicine; any student wishing to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree is urged to contact the Dean of Allied Health Sciences as soon as possible).
The Veterinary Medical Technology - Veterinary Practice
baccalaureate degree is designed for the veterinary technologist
planning to work in a private veterinary practice. The student
choosing this option is prepared to function as a veterinary
technician supervisor and a veterinary hospital manager.
The AAS and BS degrees in Veterinary Technology
will prepare graduates who are eligible to write the VeterinaryTechnician National Examination (VTNE). Graduates that have
earned either or both of theses degrees are eligible to apply to
write the VTNE through the state board of veterinary medicine
in which they plan to practice. The state board of veterinary
medicine has the right to deny licensure to practice veterinary
technology to individuals guilty of crime, unprofessional
conduct, or incompetence. Direct any questions regarding
eligibility to take the VTNE to the board of veterinary medicine
in the state in which the student wishes to be registered.