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School of Applied Sciences

Veterinary Technology
Bachelor of Science

Stand out with a Veterinary Technology degree from a leading program.

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Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Mount Ida’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology program has an excellent reputation, with more hands-on experience in real veterinary technology workplaces than most other programs. Our program stands out for its emphasis on practical, career-oriented learning, and for our 100% career placement rate for Vet Tech graduates.

Preparation for the real world.

The program stands out for its emphasis on practical, career-oriented learning. Students will get to explore options within the Veterinary Technology field while completing two professional internships. Here you’ll gain first-hand experience with veterinary procedures, technology, and practice. Additionally, all Veterinary Technician program credits can be applied towards a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. Our career placement rate is 100% and most of those placements are a direct result of the students’ internship experiences.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Veterinary Technology degree program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 122-124 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 79 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 42 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 1-3 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • VT 113- Introduction to Veterinary Technology
  • VT 201- Veterinary Pathology
  • VT 206- Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • VT 210- Veterinary Pharmacology
  • VT 306- Large Animal Medicine and Management

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Veterinary Technology faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Lauralyn Dyer

Assistant Professor

The love of animals and science come together perfectly for Dr. Lauralyn Dyer who enjoys sharing her passion with her students. “I have always had an interest in animals and science from an early age. Then more interests were layered upon the original, such as medicine and teaching, ” leading her to her career as a vet. “I really enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for science with anyone who will listen! “ One of the aspects of veterinary medicine Dr. Dyer likes most ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

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. Potential employers include animal hospitals, large animal veterinary practices, biotechnology companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, aquariums and specialty practices, in areas such as:

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

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Veterinary Medicine is growing by leaps and bounds. It is a very exciting time.
Kimberly Karolides

Assistant Professor

Veterinary Technology in the School of Applied Sciences