Discover your strengths in one of New England’s leading vet tech programs.

Mount Ida’s Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology has a strong reputation that few U.S. vet tech colleges can match.

Long recognized as one of the nation’s best veterinary technology programs, we offer outstanding preparation for vet tech careers. Students will learn from first-rate faculty in a professional environment, working in state-of-the-art veterinary technology facilities. Our bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology provides far more hands-on experience in real veterinary technology workplaces than most other vet tech programs.

Mount Ida College also has an outstanding three-year veterinary technology program at the associate degree level. Find out why our three-year veterinary technician program stands out from the pack.

The Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program is an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) –accredited program.


Our vet tech program stands out for its emphasis on practical, career-oriented learning. Students will complete six professional internships, getting first-hand experience with fundamental veterinary technology skills such as testing, laboratory diagnostics, treatment and research. The internships cover a wide range of vet tech settings, including:

  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Veterinary hospitals and specialty practices
  • Vet schools
  • Research laboratories
  • Exotics practices
  • Wildlife preserves
  • Farms and equine hospitals

Few other veterinary technology bachelor’s degree programs have internship programs as robust as Mount Ida’s. Our Veterinary Technology courses include plenty of hands-on instruction, with focus on the development of career-building skills.

With small veterinary technology classes, Mount Ida ensures that you get all the academic support you need. Faculty will be with you every step of the way, providing one-on-one guidance and personalized feedback as you work toward your Veterinary Technology bachelor’s degree.
Students will take general chemistry and biology courses, as well as specialized veterinary technology courses covering subjects such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Clinical procedures
  • Radiographic imaging
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research methods

The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology requires 122 to 124 credits, broken down as follows:

  • 79 credits in Veterinary Technology core courses
  • 43-45 credits in arts, sciences and humanities

For complete course listings please refer to our catalog. To learn more about our faculty, please visit the faculty and staff directory.


As one of New England’s most highly respected Veterinary Technology programs, Mount Ida has an excellent track record of vet tech job placement and career outcomes. Our Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology can help you secure jobs in vet tech specialties such as:

  • Anesthesia & surgery
  • Emergency & critical care
  • Animal behavior
  • Zoological medicine
  • Exotics
  • Wildlife
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Equine and farm practice
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology

Potential employers include animal hospitals, large animal veterinary practices, biotechnology companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, aquariums and specialty practices.