The program provides students with training in the latest advancements in veterinary technology. Both classroom lecture and hands on training are utilized.
Veterinary technicians provide professional technical support to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and other scientists. As a veterinary technician, you will care for hospitalized animal patients; assist the doctor in surgery; perform physical exams, lab work and technical procedures (blood draws, IV placement); take health histories and X-rays; give and monitor anesthesia; provide client education; and perform reception duties. There will be opportunities to work with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, birds, snakes, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats.
Most Veterinary Technician graduates find work in small, mixed or large animal practices. Other opportunities exist in humane societies, animal shelters, zoos, specialty veterinary practices, pet shops, biological research labs, animal control agencies, veterinary teaching hospitals, and state and federal agencies.
“By attending DMACC now, I will be better prepared for my ultimate goal of going to veterinary school. My DMACC professors are very helpful and do a great job of making the class content more easily understandable. DMACC is also helping me become a better student by improving my test-taking abilities. Instead of my being burdened with student loans right away, DMACC’s low tuition is helping me save thousands of dollars. That’s important when you consider the extra years of attending vet school. I’ve heard many great things about DMACC and now I can say they are true. I’m glad to be a student and enrolled in the DMACC Vet Tech program.”
—Brittany, Vet Tech Student