The Veterinary Technology program at Mount Ida College prepares you to assist with diagnostic, medical, surgical and clinical laboratory procedures, usually under the supervision of a veterinarian.
The bachelor degree and associate degree curriculum stresses a hands-on approach to learning clinical and laboratory skills, and coursework includes the basic sciences, as well as research methodology, animal pathology, surgical nursing, livestock management, radiography, anesthesia, pharmacology, laboratory animal technology and animal behavior. In your senior year, a series of off-site internships will provide you with an even higher level of practical learning. Associate degree students will participate in a single internship in their final semester.
As a graduate of Mount Ida, you can look forward to caring for animals as a veterinary technician or technologist in private veterinary practices, biomedical institutions, companies producing pet care products, government agencies, zoos and aquatic and wildlife centers.