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Veterinary Technology-AAS

The Veterinary Technology Program conducted by ASU-Beebe is granted Full Accreditation effective June 10, 2009 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). The Veterinary Technology program provides hands-on education in veterinary technology operations. Students will develop basic and intermediate level competencies necessary to obtain employment in veterinary hospitals and industry, and the basic knowledge to pass the VTNE. Students will be assigned kennel duties and be responsible for the care and welfare of live animals.

A veterinary technician graduate will have entry level skills to assist licensed veterinarians in providing any healthcare to patients with the exception of diagnosing, prescribing drugs or performing surgery. Technicians generally perform routine tasks such as blood collection, CBCs, differentials, serology, clinical chemistries, urinalysis, radiograph exposure and development, dental prophylaxis, treatments as prescribed, client education, anesthetic induction, and monitoring during surgery and many other tasks.

Students may take the VTNE after graduation from the program. Successfully completing the degree and passing the VTNE, students can then be certified in the State of Arkansas.

Area of Study

Veterinary Technology



Total Program

71 Credit Hours


The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours 

University Requirement Department
This 3-credit hour course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the the 3-hour credit course. In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives. 
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

Veterinary Technology Requirements

Semester I Fall - 16 hours

Semester I Fall Department
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
MATH 1013V Technical Mathematics V Mathematics
VET 1103 Veterinary Medical Terminology Veterinary Technology
VET 1113 Breeds, Restraint, and First Aid Veterinary Technology

Semester II Spring - 16 hours

Semester II Spring Department
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
VET 1023 Laboratory Techniques I Veterinary Technology
VET 1044 Veterinary Technology Anatomy and Physiology I Veterinary Technology
VET 2403 Clinic Management Veterinary Technology
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
   Choose either PSY 2013 or SOC 2213

At the start of this semester, students should be fully accepted in the program. 

Semester III Fall - 17 hours

Semester III Fall Department
CHEM 1003 Introduction to Chemistry Chemistry
VET 1144 Veterinary Technology Anatomy and Physiology II Veterinary Technology
VET 2103 Animal Reproduction, Nutrition and Production Veterinary Technology
VET 2114 Clinics and Nursing Veterinary Technology
VET 2123 Laboratory Techniques II Veterinary Technology

Semester IV Spring - 16 hours

Semester IV Spring Department
VET 2213 Wild, Zoo, and Lab Animal Care Veterinary Technology
VET 2223 Veterinary Technology Radiology Veterinary Technology
VET 2233 Veterinary Technology Pharmacology Veterinary Technology
VET 2414 Animal Pathology Veterinary Technology
VET 2443 Capstone Veterinary Technology

Semester V Summer - 6 hours 

Semester V Summer Department
VET 2316 Preceptorship Veterinary Technology

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