Veterinary Technology at PPCC (Pending HLC Approval)
Veterinary medicine is a dream job for animal lovers. The Veterinary Technology program prepares you to be job-ready for work in a variety of medical practices, research, conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health. PPCC currently offers a Veterinary Assistant Certification and will soon offer a Veterinary Technician, AAS degree.
What you will study
PPCC's Veterinary Technology programs educate and empower students to work in the veterinary healthcare field. Graduates will be trained to professionally and ethically interact with patients, clients, and other veterinary healthcare professionals.
You will study a variety of topics, including radiology and imaging, humane restraint technique, pharmacology, parasitology, laboratory procedures, surgical procedures and nursing, exotic animal care, large animal nursing and care, and more.
Classes you might take
You will be job-ready for entry-level positions in a general practice, emergency and critical care, specialty practice, or research as well as in conservation, wildlife rehab, and livestock health.
Upon graduation as a Veterinary Assistant, you will be qualified to take vitals and do initial assessment with animal caregivers, maintain patient records, assist vet techs with diagnostic tests, maintain medical supplies, set-up supplies and equipment for medical procedures, and care for animals after surgery.
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Perform common veterinary office procedures.
2. Perform basic nursing care for animal patients.
3. Complete common laboratory and diagnostic imaging procedures.
4. Apply behavior modification techniques.
5. Handle and examine animal patients.