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Veterinary Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Prepare for a Career Working with Animals

From house pets to zoo and farm animals, our furry, feathered, and scaled friends need care and attention. The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at Broadview University prepares you for a meaningful career working with animals. You’ll gain the scientific foundation and office and procedural skills you’ll need to work in a clinic, animal hospital, shelter, or other veterinary medicine setting.

Get certified: After completing our accredited degree program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Passing the VTNE allows you to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), a designation that will give you a competitive advantage when you enter the job market.

What You’ll Learn

In our vet tech degree program, you’ll learn to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in essential veterinary technology skills
  • Explain preventative medicine concepts to clients
  • Record patient information using appropriate veterinary medicine terminology


How Long is the Program

94 credits are required. Graduate in as few as 2 years by taking classes full-time, year round.


How much can I make?

Average salary for veterinary technologists and technicians.

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017


How long do classes last?

Classes offered in six-week sessions so you can better balance your studies with your life.


“Broadview gave me an opportunity to provide a much-needed service in my community…. Being in a career where I can work with animals every day was exactly what I needed in my life.”

Aaron Valentine Veterinary Technology Student

Career Possibilities

With an associate degree in veterinary technology, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to start an entry-level career as a vet tech. Broadview has been part of the community for more than 40 years, so we’ve developed connections that can help move your career forward. Our graduates have gone on to work at a variety of places, including:

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Paws Plus
  • Utah Veterinary Center
  • Utah Pet Rehabilitation & Acupuncture
  • Healing Hearts Animal Hospital
  • All Valley Animal Care Center
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Faculty and Classes Focused on Advancing Your Career

Instructors Who Know the Workplace

Broadview courses are led by industry-experienced faculty members who have proven themselves in the real world. Your instructors will pass their on-the-job experience along to you.

“Broadview does a great job of mixing up the curriculum to keep the students’ skills fresh throughout their time here.”

— Angelique Homan, Veterinary Technology Instructor

Vet Tech Coursework

As a student in Broadview’s veterinary technology program you’ll learn in the clinic as well as the classroom.

Course Highlights

Get introduced to the world of veterinary medicine. You’ll learn the basics of animal identification, husbandry, grooming, and behavior, as well as gain an understanding of the business operations behind a practice.

Learn about various aspects of animal care including kennel management, nutritional requirements, how to respond to emergencies, and common disorders seen in veterinary practice.

Your A.A.S. in vet tech culminates in an externship. You’ll gain valuable skills as you put your classroom learning into practice in a professional veterinary setting.

Broadview University Supports You Every Step of the Way

Start on the Right Foot

When you request information about Broadview University, you'll be assigned your own admissions representative who will answer any questions and help you apply.


Quick Paths to Careers

Your education should be empowering-not overwhelming. That's why we created CareerPath, our innovative initiative that allows you to better manage your class load and graduate faster


Professional Network

After 40 years in the community, Broadview University has connections that others don't. We know what local employers are looking for and we equip you with the skills they demand.


Transfer Here and Find Success

Broadview's liberal transfer policy for college credit allows you to start right up where you left off. Plus, we'll help you identify work and military experience that qualifies for college credit


We Value Your Military Service

In addition to offering credit for military training, Broadview also thanks service members by offering scholarships specifically for our military students and veterans


Dedicated to Affordability

Your financial aid representative will be here to guide you through the financial aid process-from determining scholarships, grants and loans for which you qualify to creating a payment plan that works best for you.