Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Make a Career of Caring for Animals

Turn your passion for animals into a profession of providing care and compassion.

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Total Program Credits:
110 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
8 quarters full time
24 months with year-round classes

Employment Rate:
83% for 2012 - 2013

Salary Range:
Full-time $14,560 - $37,440

With Globe University’s Associate in Applied Science in veterinary technology program, you can develop the skills you need to help animals live happier lives.

Our vet tech program gives you the chance to learn about assisting with veterinary surgery, caring for lab animals and how to communicate with pet owners.

Highlights of our vet tech program include:

  • Work with animals at the start of the program
  • Clinical training that gives you real-world experience
  • Small class sizes and one-on-one attention
  • Learn from instructors who are experienced veterinarians or veterinary technicians
  • Use labs outfitted with professional equipment

Globe University’s associate degree program is aimed at preparing students with an understanding of:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Veterinary pharmacology
  • Hematology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Small animal surgical assisting

Our associate in vet tech program can teach you the basics of working in a clinic, along with technical skills in radiology, surgical preparation, patient recovery and nutritional management.

If you have a passion for helping animals, Globe University’s Associate in Applied Science in veterinary technology program could be right for you.

Our classroom work covers:

  • Laboratory skills
  • Imaging
  • Small animal dentistry
  • Veterinary business practices
  • Small animal diseases

If you have questions or would like to arrange a tour of a campus veterinary suite, please call 1-877-303-6060 or contact admissions.

Globe University graduates’ VTNE results 

Introduction to Veterinary Technology

This course is an introductory study of various aspects of the world of veterinary medicine and the role of the veterinary technician within that world. Emphasis is placed on learning the basics of veterinary terminology, animal identification and behavior, physical exams, animal husbandry and grooming, veterinary office economics and paperwork, and the concepts of ethics and professionalism in the workplace.

Basic Concepts of Physiology and Pharmacology

This course begins the study of physiology through the exploration of cellular structure and metabolism, tissue structure and function, and the various microscopic regulatory mechanisms of the body. An introduction to pharmacokinetics is made within this context. Also covered are the functions of the various blood and immune cells, the body’s response to inflammation, and regulatory and safety aspects associated with pharmaceuticals and biologics.

Lab Animals, Exotics and Pocket Pets

This course is a study of non-traditional pets, birds and animal species commonly used in research. Students learn methods of restraint, sample collection and medication administration. Common disease processes are also studied, as well as proper nutrition and husbandry. Zoonotic disease potential is also discussed.

Small Animal Nutrition and Nursing

In this course, students learn and practice various aspects of small animal husbandry, including kennel management and sanitation, small animal nutritional requirements in health and disease, reproductive cycles and management, recognition of and response to emergency situations, preventative medicine and nursing care.

Large Animals

This course examines husbandry, nutrition, medicine and surgery as they relate to horses and production animals. Students develop skills in restraint, sample collection and medication administration for various large animal species. Herd-health management, preventative medicine and drug withdrawal times are areas of emphasis. The constraints of the ambulatory practice setting are also examined, particularly in the areas of surgery, emergencies and euthanasia.

Here are a few examples of companies that have employed our graduates.

A.A.S. Veterinary Technology Graduates July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013

  • All Pet Animal Clinic
  • Animal House Pet Clinic
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Como Park Animal Hospital
  • Grassland Veterinary Service
  • Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic
  • Tomah Veterinary Clinic
  • University of Minnesota - Veterinary Medical Center

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