Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology
Start your new career as a Veterinary Technician
Platt College's School of Medical Sciences is pleased to announce that its Alhambra campus recently received provisional American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation for its Veterinary Technology Associate’s degree program.
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.”
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.
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; radiology; and nursing and critical care.
Vet Techs typically work closely with Veterinarians in animal clinical health-care settings such as small or large animal hospitals or clinics.
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.
- Introduction to Veterinary Technology
- Veterinary Medical Terminology
- Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
- Veterinary Nursing Procedures
- Clinical Pathology
- Medical Calculations and Pharmacology
- Client Communications & Customer Service
- Veterinary Economics
- Surgical Assistance
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Animal Nutrition
- Exotic Animal Care
- Lab Animal Care
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.
Available at these Platt College campuses
The Associates program in Veterinary Technology is available at the following Platt College campuses:
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 is actively seeking 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.
Serving Southern California for over 25 years
Serving the Greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas for over 25 years, Platt College’s School of Medical Sciences offers degree programs to train graduates to meet today’s health care needs. Programs include: Respiratory Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Specialist, Health Care Leadership.
Platt College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
- Full-time Career Services staff
- Financial aid is available for qualified individuals
- Accessible campus locations with onsite free parking
- Morning and evening class schedules
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