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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.

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.

 
Accreditation:
The Veterinary Technology program at Parkland College is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's CVTEA.

Any comments regarding this program may be directed to:
Center for Veterinary Medical Education Accreditation
American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
800-248-2862 ext. 6624
avma.org
 

Health career programs at Parkland College are selective. See if you are ready to apply by completing the Ready to Apply? checklist.  For more information call 217/351-2468 or click to Get the Facts about the Selective Admissions process.
 
 

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