Masthead Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

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Why Veterinary Technology?

If you have an affinity for animals, enjoy working with people, and are considering a career in animal health care, you should consider the 13th fastest growing job in the U.S. – veterinary technology. 

Top Careers

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Humane Society Worker
  • Laboratory Animal Caretaker
  • Associate Degree
  • Certificate
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Day Class

Program Purpose Statement

The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology degree program is to develop academic, professional “hands-on” knowledge, and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in our graduates, beginning with their ability to successfully pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination). Our goal is to demonstrate and expect excellent work ethics and ensure development of these “hands-on” technical skills.

Rabies Vaccine Policy

Based on the recommendation of the CDC, and with the guidance of the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA), Ogeechee Technical College is now requiring that all Veterinary Technology students be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The rabies vaccine protocol consists of three injections, one injection per day on day 0, day 7, and day 21 or 28. The vaccine can be obtained by a primary care physician, a participating county health department, and/or other vaccination clinics. The program faculty has a list of local rabies vaccine providers.