Do you love animals and want to be part of a veterinary care team? Our accredited Veterinary Technology program, offered at both Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses, is preparing students for careers in veterinary practices, animal hospitals, and farms of all sizes.
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS AT TRUMBULL AND TUSCARAWAS CAMPUSES
Veterinary Technicians are involved in many different aspects of veterinary medicine and perform many of the duties vital to excellent patient and client care in a hospital setting. The term veterinary nurse has been used the help the public relate to what a veterinary technician does, but it would be more accurate to say that a veterinary technician is a nurse, dental hygienist, surgical assistant, scrub nurse, radiology technician, lab technician, microbiologist, client service specialist, communications expert, transcriptionist, pharmacology technician, manager, nutritionist, animal trainer, behavior counselor, and sanitation specialist.
Students interested in veterinary technology or becoming a Veterinary Technician should carefully review the forms below. Application is due by March 15.
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 15 hours of field experience is required for all applicants applying to the program. Field experience is defined as volunteering, observing, or shadowing at a veterinary practice, preferably one in which a registered veterinary technician is employed. An applicant can gain points for program admission if they have 40 or more field experience hours. A Field Experience Form must be submitted with the Program Application in order to receive consideration. Due to the pandemic, the Field Experience Form will not be due until Aug. 14, 2021.
2021 VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY FORMS AND INFORMATION
Graduates of Kent State University’s Veterinary Technology program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Students must successfully pass the VTNE to be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio; In Ohio, licensure from the OVMLB is required to legally practice as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Applicants should contact the OVMLB at their website for information regarding licensure in the state of Ohio. Graduates must also pass a criminal background check. Graduates register with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board (OVMLB) to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of Ohio. Kent State’s graduates’ nationally competitive pass rates on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) are a testament to the quality and rigor of this program.
The National Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) PASS RATE for the past three years has averaged approximately 73%.
KSU Program Three-year Average Pass Rate: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE||43|
|Three-Year Pass Rate on VTNE||90.7%|
Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus they'd like to attend so they can see the facilities, meet the program director, and learn more about the campus and program curriculum.
- Trumbull Campus: Contact Melissa Best, Director of Veterinary Technology, 330-675-7633, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuscarawas Campus Call 330-339-3391 to schedule a Welcome Visit or visit the Tuscarawas visit webpage to learn about other visit opportunities. Contact: Dr. Kimberly Huston, Director of Veterinary Technology | 330-339-3391 | email@example.com