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Veterinary Technology AAS
What you’ll do:
Train to become a licensed Certified Veterinary Technician by
completing our exciting two-year program and taking state licensure
examinations. You'll become an integral part of the health delivery
team, performing all aspects of veterinary medicine except diagnosing,
prescribing, and surgery. You'll study and work with a variety of areas and species, from large and small domestic animals to exotic animals such as monkeys.
Parkland College has a training agreement with the College of
Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
During the second year of the Program, you will rotate through the
various service areas at the university's Vet School to see the state-of-the-art
methods and techniques in use.
The Veterinary Technology program at Parkland is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's CVTEA.
Where you’ll go:
Like human medicine, the technology used to diagnose/treat cases in
veterinary medicine has progressed rapidly in the last few
decades. The demand for qualified, highly trained individuals to
deliver that care has also increased. The Veterinary Technology program at Parkland has a national
reputation for excellence; our program is rigorous, and employers know our program graduates are well-trained. Most graduates have jobs arranged prior to graduation.
Most graduates find careers in a
traditional, companion-animal veterinary clinic setting where the
majority of cases involve cats and dogs, although many other career
areas are available. Many veterinary practices also see horses and food
animals, and thus value the skills a veterinary technologist can offer. Other areas of employment include universities, laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and public health.