About the Major
The Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) provides the student with skills in surgical nursing, anesthesia, clinical laboratory, animal handling, and radiology. All clinical tasks required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are performed by the student in laboratory and clinical situations. Graduates are eligible for the National Veterinary Technician Examination and individual state licensure.
Two concentrations for the B.S. are offered: Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Business Management
- Veterinary Biology concentration prepares the student for opportunities in clinical practice, education, research, or industry. Although the concentration provides good preparation for entry to veterinary school, additional course work is necessary to fulfill the prerequisites required for entrance. An academic advisor will assist students with course planning.
- Veterinary Business Management concentration is intended for the student who plans to work in private veterinary practice. The graduate will be able to function as a supervisor or hospital manager as well as a veterinary technician. Since many of the requirements are met through this concentration, students may also wish to pursue a minor and certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
The VMT program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Policies and Procedures
Students must obtain at least a grade of C (2.0) in each VMT course prior to taking the next sequenced VMT course. Animal care will be required of all VMT students in courses utilizing animals. A VMT Handbook (available through the Wilson College Bookstore) is required by all students enrolled in the major.