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Admission to the Veterinary Medical Technology Program follows the Selective criteria.  The application period for Fall 2018 is February 1, 2019 through March 15, 2019.  Please contact Admissions at (828) 398-7900 for more information. 


Program Description

The Veterinary Medical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, and 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. Students also take courses in English, humanities, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, and computer technology.

Graduates 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.

A-B Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology Program received accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Activities and Education (AVMA CVTEA) in November 2007. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take national and state credentialing exams for licensure.


Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates should be able to:

  1. Prepare animals for veterinary examination and procedures
  2. Safely prepare and administer medications used in veterinary medicine.
  3. Accurately collect specimens for laboratory analysis.
  4. Perform veterinary laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, and dental procedures.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to competently assist in veterinary surgical procedures.
  6. Provide proper husbandry of animals and their environment.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of common veterinary diseases and appropriate diagnostic procedures.
  8. Demonstrate effective veterinary office practices and knowledge of regulatory issues relating to animal welfare.

This program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100,
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 1-800-248-2862
Fax: (847)-925-1329


Pass Rates

Veterinary Technicians National Exam (VTNE): July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Number of eligible first-time candidates: 68

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 64

Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 83%

Contact Admissions at 828.398.7900 or by email: to learn more about the program.

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