Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vet Tech Program One of Only Three in the State

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, TTC's Veterinary Technology program includes the study of animal breeds and husbandry, veterinary anatomy and physiology, animal nutrition, diseases and zoonosis, and small animal surgery. 

Trident Tech's vet tech students get hands-on experiences with animals at the Berkeley Campus location's multi-use treatment center which has separate kennel space for dogs and cats, a simulated veterinarian's office and x-ray and research labs. The surgery area has cameras focused on the operating table and amphitheater-style seating behind glass so 26 people can watch and learn.

Veterinary Technology students work with animals from local shelters, treating their illnesses and providing shots and treatments including spaying or neutering them.  The students also clean and groom the animals so they are more likely to be adopted when they return to the shelter.

Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians by preparing animals for medical and surgical procedures, performing lab procedures, and applying bandages and splints. Responsibilities may include conducting physical examinations, administering medicine and vaccines, collecting samples, administering anesthetics, assisting during surgery, taking x-rays, cleaning and polishing dental surfaces, educating clients and managing office administration.

The Veterinary Technology associate degree program is one of only three in the state and one of 70 in the nation. Graduates assist veterinarians who specialize in large and small animals. In addition, there are opportunities for careers in research laboratories as well as the pharmaceutical and veterinary supply industries.

Learn More about TTC's Vet Tech Programs

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