Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Online and Rochester Campus Programs at Medaille College

Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) Online and Rochester Campus Programs at Medaille College

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Veterinary Technology (AAS)

Perfect for students who have a penchant for working with animals, but whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent them from attending a full-time program, Medaille College’s Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is offered online or as an accelerated evening and weekend program at our Rochester campus. Meet our veterinary technology faculty.

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Characteristics of a Successful AAS Vet Tech Candidate

Understanding of the profession and its requirements.

Desire to work with small, exotic and large animals.

Self-directed, self-motivated and self-disciplined.

Prefer to take classes in a nontraditional setting.

Desire to maintain current residence and employment.

Manage time effectively and have developed good study skills.

Self-learner/discover with an ability to critically think.

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Veterinary technicians primarily function as professional assistants to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and scientists.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administering anesthesia

Administering medications

Wound management

Performing dental prophylaxis

Client education

Clinical laboratory procedures

Intensive care nursing

Microbiology techniques

Specimen collection

Surgical preparation and assisting

Diagnostic imaging

Pharmacy

Parasite evaluation

Physical examinations

Post-operative care

Supervision

Practice management

Reception

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Clinical settings may include:
General practice, referral/specialty practice, exotics (birds, pocket pets, reptiles, wildlife, zoos), food animal and equine practice, shelters, research facilities, pharmaceuticals, veterinary supply sales, and diagnostic laboratories.

Veterinary technicians may specialize in a discipline with additional training, such as:
Radiology, internal medicine, anesthesia, emergency, ophthalmalogy, dentistry, rehabilitation, and dermatology.

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AAS-VET: Rochester


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Program Specs

Campus:
Rochester

Credits:
70 credits

Formats/Scheduling:
One night per week, on campus.

Accelerated seven- and 15-week courses.
 

280 clinical experience hours required outside of class meeting times
 

Mandatory lectures and weekend labs
 

Program Length:
2.5 years

 

Successful AAS-VET Rochester Students are:
Able to complete all required clinical experience hours during weekdays and on some weekends, during the second year-and-a-half of the program

Able to meet on campus one night per week for mandatory lecture from 6 - 10 p.m.

Prepared to spend 20 - 30 hours weekly on coursework and preparation outside of the classroom

Admission Requirements

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Curriculum

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4 credits)

VET 102 Veterinary Technology: Principles and Practice (4 credits)

MAT 116 Mathematics for Veterinary Technology (4 credits)

SPE 242 Public Speaking: Skills and Techniques (4 credits) S

CI 131 Critical Thinking & Health Sciences: Applied Chemistry, Microbiology & Physics (4 credits)

VET 095 Prophylactic Rabies Vaccination Series (0 credits)

BIO 173 Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Domestic Animals (4 credits)

BIO 174 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Domestic Animals (4 credits)

VET 182 Introduction to Research and Exotic Animals (4 credits)

VET 205 Veterinary Laboratory Techniques (4 credits)

VET 248 Clinical Experience I (94 hours) (2 credits)

VET 251 Clinical Case Study 1: Wellness and Preventative Medicine (4 credits)

VET 252 Clinical Case Study 2: Integument & Wound Healing and the Musculoskeletal System (4 credits)

VET 253 Clinical Case Study 3: Gastrointestinal System (4 credits)

VET 249 Clinical Experience II (94 hours) (2 credits) VET 254 Clinical Case Study 4: Cardiology, Respiration and Hematology (4 credits)

VET 255 Clinical Case Study 5: Reproduction, Urogenital and Endocrinology (4 credits)

VET 256 Clinical Case Study 6: Neurology, Special Senses and Immunology (4 credits)

VET 250 Clinical Experience III (94 hours) (2 credits)

VET 271 Capstone Review: Didactic Knowledge and Psychomotor Skills (4 credits)

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AAS-VET: Online


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Program Specs

Campus:
Online

Credits:
72 credits

Formats/Scheduling:
Accelerated seven- and 15-week courses

360 clinical experience hours in a student-identified site

Program Length:
Six consecutive semesters

Successful AAS-VET Rochester Students are:
Able to complete all required clinical experience hours during regular workday hours on weekdays

Able to manage self-directed online course load along with other responsibilities

Willing to spend 40 - 60 hours weekly on coursework and preparation outside of the classroom

Admission Requirements

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Curriculum

CIS 160 Essential Technologies for Today (4 credits)

ENG 111 Writing Effective Essays (4 credits)

SPE 242 Public Speaking (4 credits)

BIO 172 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Science (4 credits)

GEN 131 Critical Thinking and the Health Sciences (4 credits)

MAT 117 Mathematics for the Applied Sciences (4 credits)

VET 101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (3 credits)

VET 180 Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals (4 credits)

VET 203 Small Animal Disease and Nutrition (4 credits)

VET 207 Veterinary Clinical Lab Techniques (4 credits)

VET 209 Diagnostic Imaging (3 credits)

VET 221 Pharmacy and Pharmacology (3 credits)

VET 223 Farm Animal Disease and Nutrition (4 credits)

VET 225 Pain Management and Analgesia (3 credits)

VET 227 Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia (4 credits)

VET 239 Dentistry (3 credits)

VET 243 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (3 credits)

VET 270 Veterinary Technology Capstone (4 credits)

VET 260 Clinical Experience I (1 credit)

VET 261 Clinical Experience II (2 credits)

VET 262 Clinical Experience III (1 credit)

VET 263 Clinical Experience IV (2 credits)

Note: Online students are required to successfully complete INT 010 Online Prep prior to beginning their course sequence.

 


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Medaille’s Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is nationally accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
 

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