Your love of animals can lead to a successful vet tech career with an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Veterinary Technology degree from Broadview University. With our program’s accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Broadview’s national accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), you’ll earn an associate vet tech degree that is respected in the real world.
With your associate degree from Broadview, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to work and excel in private clinics, animal hospitals, shelters, humane societies, research labs and zoos. You’ll learn to help keep animals healthy and to recover from injuries and other health challenges. You’ll also learn how to teach owners to better care for their pets and livestock. Our graduates qualify to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). By successfully passing the VTNE, you will be a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), which gives you a competitive advantage when seeking employment opportunities. Thanks to Broadview’s outstanding reputation and more than 40 years in the local community, graduates* of our vet tech program have gone on to work at dozens of places, including:
(*July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015)
You’ll learn from exceptional faculty who bring real-world experience in veterinary medicine to you. This associate degree program was developed with input from local professionals so you’ll receive an up-to-date and relevant education. You’ll gain valuable experience through your veterinary clinical training. In addition to patient care, you’ll learn communication and office management skills. Your vet tech courses will cover topics, such as:
This course begins the study of physiology through the exploration of cellular structure and metabolism, tissue structure and function, and the various microscopic regulatory mechanisms of the body. An introduction to pharmacokinetics is made within this context. Also covered are the functions of the various blood and immune cells, the body’s response to inflammation, and regulatory and safety aspects associated with pharmaceuticals and biologics.
This course is a study of the internal and external parasitic organisms encountered in veterinary medicine, including life cycles, identification procedures, control methods and public health implications.
In this course students learn and practice various aspects of small animal husbandry including kennel management and sanitation, small animal nutritional requirements in health and disease, reproductive cycles and management, recognition of and response to emergency situations, preventative medicine, and nursing care.