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.

Accreditation:

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.

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Prerequisites:

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.

Instructors:

Dawn DeMossProgram Director, Dawn DeMoss, RVTG
                                 

Lead Veterinarian, Jeffery Patton, DVM  Jeff Patton, DVM

Trinity Bell, RVT  Trinity Bell, RVT 

                              Monica Patton, RVT Monica Patton, RVT

  Jamie Totten, DVM  Jamie Totten, DVM 

                                Beth Linville, RVT    Beth Linville, RVT photo

                        

For more information contact:
Dawn DeMoss, RVTG
Email: ddemoss@mail.kana.k12.wv.us
Phone: 304.348.1965 Ext 117

Schedule:

Program is 1,816 Clock Hours (1,528 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.

Cost:

Carver Cost- $7,204.00

BridgeValley Cost- $3,504

Total Paid to Carver- $10,708.00

Miscellaneous- $885.00

Total all Cost- $11,593.00

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

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