Veterinary Medical Technology
This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.
Course work includes instruction in veterinary anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry, and small and large animal clinical practices.
Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.
What prospective students can do at this time:
Attend an information session.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Friday, March 1, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Friday, April 12, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm NE 108, North Campus
Application Period: January 22, 2019 through May 2, 2019.
The applicant must have obtained a “C” or better in a biology course and the course must be completed within 5 years of the starting date of the program.
Prospective students could take the General Education courses, if you have not already taken them, which will be needed to complete the program:
General Education Courses
- ENG-111 (Writing & Inquiry)
- ENG-114 (Professional Research & Reporting)
- MAT-143 (Quantitative Literacy)
- CIS-111 (Basic PC Literacy)
Social Behavioral Science Elective (Pick one)
- PSY-118 (Interpersonal Psychology)
- PSY-150 (General Psychology)
- SOC-210 (Introduction to Sociology)
- SOC-240 (Social Psychology)
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (Pick one)
- ART-111 (Art Appreciation)
- HUM-115 (Critical Thinking)
- MUS-110 (Music Appreciation)
- PHI-210 (History of Philosophy)
It is expected that more information on how to apply and the selection criteria for prospective students after a new Lead Veterinarian is hired to manage the program this coming fall.
All courses for this new program will be held on the CFCC North Campus.
Fall Semester I
|CIS 111||Basic PC Literacy||1||2||3||2|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy||2||2||4||3|
|VET 110||Animal Breeds & Husbandry||2||2||4||3|
|VET 122||Veterinary Veterinary Zoology||3||3||6||4|
|VET 121||Veterinary Medical Terminology||3||3||3|
Spring Semester I
|CHM 130||General Organic & Biochemistry||3||3||3|
|CHM 130A||General Organic & Biochemistry Lab||2||2||1|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||3||3|
|VET 123||Veterinary Parasitology||2||3||5||3|
|VET 120||Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology||3||3||6||4|
|Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective||3||3||3|
Summer Semester I
|VET 131||Veterinary Lab Techniques I||2||3||5||3|
|VET 133||Veterinary Clinical Practices I||2||3||5||3|
|VET 237||Animal Nutrition||3||3||3|
|VET 125||Veterinary Diseases I||2||2||2|
|ENG 114||Professional Research & Reporting||3||3||3|
Fall Semester II
|VET 126||Veterinary Diseases II||1||3||4||2|
|VET 211||Veterinary Lab Techniques II||2||3||5||3|
|VET 213||Veterinary Clinical Practices II||1||9||10||4|
|VET 215||Veterinary Pharmacology||3||3||3|
Spring Semester II
|VET 212||Veterinary Lab Techniques III||2||3||5||3|
|VET 214||Veterinary Clinical Practices III||1||9||10||4|
|VET 217||Large Animal Clinical Practices||2||3||5||3|
|VET 137||Veterinary Office Practices||1||2||3||2|
Summer Semester II
|WBL 115||Work-Based Learning Seminar||1||1||1|
|WBL 112||Work-Based Learning Experience||20||2|