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Program: Veterinary Technology

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY -- EQUINE CLINICAL SKILLS ENHANCED SKILLS CERTIFICATE

(Enhanced Skills Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

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  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ES.VETT.EQUINE

The Equine Clinical Skills Enhanced Skills Award may be earned by students in conjunction with the AAS in Veterinary Technology. The veterinary technician working with horses in mixed animal or equine practice assists the veterinarian with clinical procedures and provides patient care as directed by the veterinarian.

The Equine Clinical Skills curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with knowledge and skills focused on clinical cases in equine medicine that go beyond the scope of the AAS Veterinary Technology curriculum. This award prepares the graduate both for work in clinical practice and to pursue advanced degrees or specialization in the field.

Enrollment is limited to students who have completed a minimum of 30 hrs of coursework in the AAS Veterinary Technology degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 1291 Special Topics in Veterinarian Assistant/Animal Health Technician 2
VTHT 1160 Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technicianand Veterinary Assistant 1
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 6

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY -- LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSISTING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.VETT.LARGE

Large Animal Veterinary Assistants are an important part of the veterinary practice team. Individuals in this position assist the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in performing procedures on large animal species, including horses and cattle. Students in this program can continue their studies in the Veterinary Technology program to attain the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

The curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with the information, experience, and skills needed to perform all large animal veterinary assistant duties in a clinical practice or research setting. Admission to the Large Animal Veterinary Assisting certificate program is limited. Students must be advised by the Program Director prior to enrolling in the required courses. Students are encouraged to have a good background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors 1 4
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 20

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY -- VETERINARY ASSISTING

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.VETT.VET.ASST

Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary health team. Individuals in this position assist both the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in performing veterinary procedures in clinical settings as well as in research areas and other veterinary-related fields. Students in this program can continue their studies in the Veterinary Technology program to attain the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

The curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with the information, experience, and skills needed to perform veterinary assistant duties in veterinary practice. Admission to the Veterinary Technology program and the Veterinary Assisting certificate program is limited. Applicants should be assessed and advised prior to enrolling in the program. Students are encouraged to have a good background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management 2
Semester Total 11
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors 1 4
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management OR 2
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management OR (2)
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management (2)
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 20

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Cedar Valley campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.VET.TECH.19

This program is designed to help meet the need for graduate veterinary technicians as indicated by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The graduate serves primarily as an assistant to veterinarians in private practice, functions in biological research or serves to meet the needs of allied health industries.

The Veterinary Technology curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with information, experience and skills needed to perform all technical duties in a practice, excluding diagnosis, prescribing and surgery. The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and graduates are qualified to take the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Examination to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Admission to the Veterinary Technology program is limited and applicants should be assessed and advised prior to enrolling in the program. Students are encouraged to have a good academic background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors 1 4
Prerequisite Total 7
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology* 4
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management 2
VTHT 2223 Veterinary Clinical Pathology 1 2
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++++VTHT 1160 Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (1)
Cooperative Education Course in Semester V

Course Course Title Credit Hours
Cooperative Education Course in Semester V 3-4
Semester Total 3-4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
VTHT 1341 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 3
VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3
VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology 3
VTHT 2439 Veterinary Nursing Care 4
Course Course Title Credit Hours
++++VTHT 2280 Cooperative Education-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (2)


Course Course Title Credit Hours
++++VTHT 2380 Cooperative Education-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant (3)
Semester Total 11-12
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

+++Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Sciences.

++++Clinical/Cooperative Education Electives - students must complete 3 credit hours of Clinical or Cooperative Education selected from these options. Students must select Option 1 or Option 2:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 1160 Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 1
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2280 Cooperative Education-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 2
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2380 Cooperative Education-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 3

*VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology taken prior to Fall 2015 does not fulfill the requirement for this degree.

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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