Thank you for your interest in the degree programs offered by the VHS&T Department. As a Department, our goal is to educate veterinary medical technology students and veterinary health science students together in an effort to establish a mind-set of collaborative learning. A cohesive veterinary health care team is essential for providing the highest standard of animal care. Veterinary professionals also make positive contributions to their community by promoting animal welfare, fostering the human animal bond and providing client education.
Through the Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Medical Technology, the Veterinary Medical Technology Program prepares its students for entry level technician positions and qualifies its graduates to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). For students that wish to further their education, the Bachelor of Science degree is open to Licensed Veterinary Technicians that have graduated from an AVMA accredited AS degree program.
The Veterinary Health Science Program offers both Associate and Bachelor of Science Degrees. Both degree options are aligned to meet the application requirements for the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. For students that are interested in other veterinary schools or alternate graduate degree programs, faculty members are able to guide students in their chosen academic pathways.
The Veterinary Health Science & Technology Department offers programs to students that wish to enter the veterinary profession upon graduation. The mission of the department is three fold;