Veterinary Technology

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Two-Year Associates of Applied Science Program

This is a two-year joint program with BridgeValley Community & Technical College. Students in the program receive training in all of the aspects necessary to become competent Veterinary Technicians. The students will become knowledgeable in areas of both large and small animal care and handling, client communication, hospital management, parasitology, nutrition, behavior, surgical nursing, anesthesia, radiology, dentistry, pharmacology, laboratory procedures, and diseases. The students will also gain clinical experience in local veterinary hospitals. The graduate will have received the knowledge and skills necessary to be qualified for employment in such areas as clinical medicine, laboratory animal medicine, emergency medicine, biological research, food inspection, zoological medicine, academic instruction, pharmaceutical sales, and government regulatory agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be a well-rounded veterinary technician.


The Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technicians National Exam and the WV State Exam. Upon successfully passing both exams graduates will earn their license and become Registered Veterinary Technicians within WV.



High School Diploma/GED with specific scores. Completion of a chemistry course (either high school or college) with a “C” or better, 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience, ACT composite scores of 20 or higher (or completion of 12 college 100 level credit hours), and admission to BridgeValley CTC. The student must be able to enter English and Math 100 level college courses to be admitted. You must have your own transportation. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Veterinary Technology Program at Carver Career and Technical Education Center and BridgeValley Community and Technical College is to provide quality education to produce qualified, professional, and compassionate veterinary technicians and to promote lifelong learning through continuing education.


Veterinary Technology on a farm visit. Pictured from left to right Standing: Beth Linvile RVT, Breanna Kiser, Anita Hudnall, Colleen Bragg, Katherine Ramey, & Abigail McKinney Kneeling: Katelynn Williamson, Rachel Graves, & Sarah McGlumphy. Seated Sarah Puskas.

They are in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing!


Dawn DeMossProgram Director, Dawn DeMoss, RVTG

Lead Veterinarian, Jeffery Patton, DVM  Jeff Patton, DVM 

   photo Mariah Rowsey-Castro, RVT

                                  Brooke Miles, RVT   photo

  Jamie Totten, DVM  Jamie Totten, DVM 

                                   Beth Linville, RVT    Beth Linville, RVT photo


For more information contact:
Dawn DeMoss, RVTG
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 304.348.1965 Ext 117


Program is 1,898 Clock Hours (1,1610 hours at Carver and 288 hours with BridgeValley)

Classes are full-time Monday through Friday 

The program starts in July and ends in May of the second year.
School breaks are factored into this schedule.


Carver Cost- $13,556

BridgeValley Cost- $4,301

Total Paid to Carver- $13,556

Miscellaneous- $885.00

Total all Cost- $14,441

Federal financial help may be available to you through FAFSA, apply today!

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