Large Animal Veterinary Technician
The focus of this program is large animal medicine, but all aspects of veterinary technician medicine are covered. The program utilizes the College’s dairy and beef herd and animal from commercial enterprises to develop exposure to different species and to different aspects of veterinary medicine. Transportation to off campus worksites is the student’s responsibility. The skills acquired in this program will give the graduate the ability to work for a veterinary clinic and many aspects of the veterinary industry such as sales and corporate and private animal nursing. The skills required for completion of this program are set by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Estimated annual salary range for Agriculture and Animal Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.View Career Details
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years.
In addition to the College admission procedures outlined, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent, complete a personal interview with faculty, achieve a minimum ACCUPLACER WRITEPLACER® score of 5, and a minimum ALEKS® score of 45. ACT® and SAT® scores are also acceptable.
As a safety precaution, all students are required to be vaccinated for rabies prior to beginning the program.
The Large Animal Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
VTNE Pass Rates
|Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)Three Year Pass Percentage||July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019|
|Number of first-time test takers passing the VTNE||5|
|Total number of first-time test takers||13|
|Three-year VTNE pass percentage||38.46%|
Related Student Organizations
- Veterinary Technician Club
- Dairy Center
Christopher Carlson, Ed.D.
Dean of Career and Technical Education
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- Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
- Location: Peosta
Veterinary Technician Program Director
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- Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8118
- Location: Dairy Center
Veterinary Technology Program Instructor
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- Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8131
- Location: Dairy Center