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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology

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Admissions Requirements

Students who have successfully completed a program of secondary education or equivalent (GED) are eligible for admission to the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program. Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Passing score on Argosy University entrance exam, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credit hours, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credit hours, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, "English Language Proficiency Policy."

All applications for admission to the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Student Information Form
  • Personal interview
  • Completed Application for Admission Form
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED
  • ACT or SAT or Argosy University Entrance Exam score and English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Clinical Training Agreement
  • Technical Standards Form
  • Health forms

Allied health professionals perform a wide range of physical tasks and assignments, and they must accept certain risks that are inherent in healthcare delivery. In applying for admission to Argosy University, prospective students are given information regarding these tasks, and applicants agree that they are capable of and willing to perform these tasks and assume these risks.

Course List

General Education Requirements (21 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AS in Veterinary Technology degree program are required to successfully complete 7 general education courses (21 credit hours) distributed as follows: communications requirements, 6 credit hours; humanities requirements, 3 credit hours; mathematics requirements, 3 credit hours; natural sciences requirements, 3 credit hours; social sciences requirements, 3 credit hours; and general education elective requirements, 3 credit hours.

Communications Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

COM180 - Interpersonal Effectiveness
(3)

(3)

ENG101 - Composition I
(3)

(3)

Communications Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

Humanities Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PHI101 - Ethics in Contemporary Society
(3)

(3)

Humanities Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Mathematics Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

MAT107 - College Algebra
(3)

(3)

Mathematics Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Natural Sciences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
  • Natural Science Elective (3)
Natural Sciences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Social Sciences Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

PSY101 - General Psychology
(3)

(3)

Social Sciences Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

General Education Elective Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following
  • General Education Elective (3)
General Education Elective Requirements—3 Credit Hours

 

Core Course Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program are required to successfully complete 20 core courses (42 Credit Hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

COM110 - Medical Terminology
(1)

(1)

VET001 - Animal Care I
(0)

(0)

VET002 - Animal Care II
(0)

(0)

VET003 - Animal Care III
(0)

(0)

VET004 - Animal Care IV
(0)

(0)

VET005 - Animal Care V
(0)

(0)

VET100 - Comparative Anatomy
(2)

(2)

VET110 - Small Animal Medicine I
(3)

(3)

VET115 -  Veterinary Laboratory Procedures
(3)

(3)

VET120 - Veterinary Hematology
(3)

(3)

VET130 - Veterinary Diseases
(3)

(3)

VET140 - Parasitology
(3)

(3)

VET150 - Veterinary Pharmacology
(3)

(3)

VET210 - Large Animal Medicine
(3)

(3)

VET215 - Microbiology
(3)

(3)

VET220 - Anesthesiology and Surgical Assisting
(3)

(3)

VET230 - Laboratory and Exotic Animals
(3)

(3)

VET235 - Veterinary Imaging
(3)

(3)

VET240 - Small Animal Medicine II
(3)

(3)

VET280 - Comprehensive Review
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—42 Credit Hours

 

Clinical Training Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Students enrolled in the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program are required to complete one clinical training course (6 credit hours).

Clinical Training Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

VET290 - Clinical Veterinary Training
(6)

(6)

Clinical Training Requirements—6 Credit Hours

 

Clinical Training Requirements

Students must successfully complete all coursework prior to enrolling in VET290 - Clinical Veterinary Training. Clinical Veterinary Training is a three month full-time internship.  Students are in-residence at a veterinary facility during this phase of training.  A sample list of clinical training sites is available upon request. 

Optional Additional Courses

Students enrolled in the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program may take additional optional courses that provide instruction in specific areas of veterinary technology. These courses are not included in the total number of courses required for graduation and therefore are not eligible for financial aid. The optional veterinary technology courses do not satisfy the general education elective requirements.

Optional Additional Courses

 

VET113 - Veterinary Practice and Animal Shelter Management
(3)

(3)

VET125 - Animal Behavior
(3)

(3)

VET126 - Introduction to Canine Training
(3)

(3)

VET135 - Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Veterinary Care
(3)

(3)

VET145 - Veterinary Massage Therapy
(3)

(3)

VET155 - Mathematics in the Veterinary Field
(3)

(3)

VET160 - Veterinary Ultrasonography
(3)

(3)

VET221 - Advanced Equine Techniques
(3)

(3)

VET226 - Advanced K-9 Training
(3)

(3)

VET244 - Emergency and Critical Care
(3)

(3)

VET250 - AZEW Aquatics, Zoology, Exotics, and Wildlife
(3)

(3)

VET260 - Wildlife Handling
(3)

(3)

VET270 -  Ecology
(3)

(3)

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