Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology

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School of Medical Sciences

Associates Degree inVeterinary Technology

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Veterinary Technology

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The Veterinary Technology Program at the Platt School of Medical Sciences is specifically designed to provide in-depth study and training necessary to gain entry-level employment in animal health care.

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The Associates program in Veterinary Technology is available at the following Platt College campuses:

Veterinary Technicians perform many of the same tasks for veterinarians that nurses and other professionals perform for physicians.

These tasks generally include:  general animal care; surgical assistance; medical treatments; laboratory tests, x-rays; anesthesia;

Vet Techs typically work closely with Veterinarians in animal clinical health-care settings such as small or large animal hospitals or clinics.and nursing and critical care.radiology;

As Vet Techs advance in their careers, many move to management and supervisory positions in animal health-care facilities and service companies.

Upon completion of Platt’s Vet Tech program, graduates of the program are awarded a Veterinary Technician Associates of Science degree.

AVMA Accreditation

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Platt College’s School of Medical Sciences is pleased to announce that its Alhambra, Ontario, and Riverside campuses have received initial American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation for its Veterinary Technology Associate’s degree program.

Platt College’s Veterinary Technology Associate Degree Distance Education program is currently considered an extension of our on-campus program which has initial AVMA accreditation. With initial AVMA accreditation graduates will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technology National Examination (VTNE).

AVMA accreditation is widely recognized as the gold-standard of accreditation for veterinary technology programs, and Platt College is proud to be amongst that elite group.

“This is a great honor and the result of hard work on the part of our students, faculty, and staff,” said David Liss, RVT, Program Director of the Alhambra campus. “I am very proud of Platt’s program and am ecstatic we have achieved this status within two years of launching the program.   We are proud the AVMA has recognized our ongoing commitment to Veterinary Technology education, and look forward to achieving full accreditation for our program at the earliest possible date.”

Veterinary Technology Passage Rates Statement

Platt College lanched its Veterinary Technology Program in July 2011, with a scheduled graduation date of January 2013.  The College has received initial AVMA accreditation for its program.  AVMA accreditation requires a site visit to the College to take place after the initial cohort of students begins its clinical rotations (scheduled for July 2012).   With AVMA approval, graduates will be eligible to sit for the California Veterinary Medical Board Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Examination.

Coursework Includes

First Year

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
  • Veterinary Nursing Procedures
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Parasitology
  • Medical Calculations and Pharmacology
  • Client Communications & Customer Service
  • Veterinary Economics

Second Year

  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Assistance
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Exotic Animal Care
  • Lab Animal Care

Clinical Externship

An integral part of the student’s education is the clinical externship.  Platt College is excited to partner with one of the nation’s largest provider of animal health services to offer students externship opportunities at their facilities.

What Our Graduates Say

Jamie Madden

Coming to Platt was important to me because it has helped me attain the necessary skills and experience I needed to be more marketable in the medical field.

Jamie MaddenClass of 2011 School of Medical Sciences
Rita McDowell

What I liked best about attending Platt was the small class sizes.  The instructors are able to give each student the attention needed to succeed.  Every instructor I had at Platt was helpful and very understanding about the demands put on students in accelerated classes.  I enjoyed attending Platt.

Rita McDowellClass of 2008School of Medical Sciences

Serving Southern California for over 25 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 25 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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