2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
College of Veterinary Medicine Administration
About the Veterinary Technology Program
Veterinary Technology Education
The Purdue Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is a science based veterinary nursing program offering a Bachelors and Associate of Applied Science degrees.
As an integral part of the veterinary team, veterinary technicians and technologists perform a wide range of veterinary skills:
- Nursing care, including pre and post-surgical care
- Client education
While a majority of veterinary technicians and technologists enter the profession in private veterinary practice, there are many other employment opportunities with a Veterinary Technology degree:
- Humane Societies and animal control facilities
- Biomedical Research
- Veterinary Supply Sales
Technicians credentialing (certification, licensure, or registration) is required in the majority of states in the United States. Candidates for credentialing must pass a national and/or state examination. Most states require that only graduates of Veterinary Technology programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are eligible to take the national credentialing exam and to become credentialed Veterinary Technicians.