ACC Launching Veterinary Technology Program

Austin Community College is introducing a Veterinary Technology Program that will teach students to work with animals and assist veterinarians.

Veterinary Technology graduates will assist veterinarians with the care of animals.

“Veterinary technology is a rapidly growing field, and our program is designed to give students both essential knowledge and hands-on skills,” says Dr. Eileen Klein, dean of ACC’s Health Sciences Division. “We’ve worked closely with industry professionals to ensure the program reflects the latest practices in veterinary technology.”

Students will learn the skills necessary to work as a veterinary technician, including general animal care, surgical assistance, medical treatment, and laboratory testing. Courses include Canine and Feline Clinical Management, Large Animal Assisting Techniques, and Veterinary Pharmacology. Students can earn an associate degree and will take certification exams reflecting state and national standards.

Students are encouraged to begin prerequisite courses this spring; registration for new students begins Nov. 4. Specialized Veterinarian Technology classes will be offered beginning fall 2014. The program will be based at Elgin Campus (1501 W. US Hwy. 290).

For more information on the program, prospective students should contact the Health Sciences Division at (512) 223.5700 or [email protected].

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