This two year Associate of Applied Science Degree Program trains the student to work in a clinical veterinary setting. Graduates of the program are employed in veterinary clinics and hospitals, as well as being qualified for positions in research facilities. The curriculum is also designed to prepare the student to successfully complete the National Veterinary Technician Certification Exam. The emphasis of this program is on the health and care of small domestic animals (dogs and cats).
This program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Information about the AVMA can be obtained at www.avma.org.
Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.
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