Fulfill your dream of nursing animals back to health with a degree in Veterinary Technology at NSCC
Veterinary technicians are animal nurses who nurture the health and well-being of animals through specialized training in animal behavior and care, surgical assisting, laboratory testing and nursing procedures. NSCC’s two-year Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program trains you to work in a clinical veterinary setting with an emphasis on the health and care of dogs and cats. Graduates of the program are employed in veterinary clinics and hospitals, as well as being qualified for positions in research facilities. Program coursework prepares you to successfully complete the National Veterinary Technician Certification Exam. NSCC abides by standards put forth by the College’s Institution Animal Care and Use Committee.
As a student in NSCC’s Veterinary Technology degree program, you will learn to:
- Perform patient assessment techniques
- Understand pharmacologic aspects of medications
- Provide nursing care of a variety of animal species, including husbandry, nutrition, preventative care, animal behavior, and public health.
- Demonstrate professionalism through personal conduct and autonomy consistent with the standards of the Veterinary Profession
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