Associate of Applied Science - Veterinary Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and approved by the Ohio Board of Regents.

The program is structured to allow admission once a year with a maximum of 24 students admitted each fall. All students who graduate from an AVMA accredited program are required to pass a written board examination in order to earn a Registered Veterinary Technician License for the State of Ohio.

To prepare Veterinary Technicians, our curriculum provides combined studies of college level general education courses and rigorous course work in science, animal health, management and veterinary medical concepts. The program looks for highly motivated students interested in becoming Veterinary Technicians. The program also looks for individuals with animal experience, who will enjoy working with animals and who have an understanding of the field of veterinary technology and medicine.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required for all applicants in order to apply to the program. Applications will not be considered for students not meeting the minimum GPA requirement.

A minimum of 40 hours of field experience is optional for all applicants applying to the program. Field experience hours are optional but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. An applicant can gain points for their program admission packets if they have 40 or more field experience hours.

Students interested in pursuing coursework in this degree should contact the Kent State Trumbull Office of Student Services at 330-675-8860 or

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