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School of Applied Sciences

Veterinary Technician
Associate of Arts

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

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Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), our three-year Associate of Arts in Veterinary Technician program at Mount Ida has an outstanding reputation among employers. Our program gives you the opportunity to learn in state-of-the-art veterinary technology facilities, study with first-rate faculty, and develop the industry skills you need to excel on the job since from day one. The program’s career placement rate is 100% following graduation.

Preparation for the real world.

Students are required to complete six professional internships, getting first-hand experience with fundamental veterinary technology skills such as testing, laboratory diagnostics, treatment, and research.

The curriculum consists of 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, and research methods. The six required internships cover every aspect of veterinary medicine from specialty practice, equine and farm animal medicine, wildlife, zoo medicine, biotechnology, and marine animal medicine.

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

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Program Requirements - 92 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 62 credits - Program Requirements Courses
  • 30 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses

Examples of courses in the program:

  • VT 201 - Veterinary Pathology
  • VT 204 - Veterinary Microbiology
  • VT 206 - Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • VT 210 - Veterinary Pharmacology
  • VT 310 - Small Animal Anesthesia and Surgery

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.

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

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Faculty Spotlight

Kim Karolides

Assistant Professor

Professor Kim Karolides began her career by helping her first employer open the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts where she managed the ordering, the inventory and the staff. She continues to work in many areas of veterinary medicine including emergency, research, day practice, surgical specialty and hospice care, bringing the perspective, skills and excitement of her life as a veterinary technician to her classroom and students. “The field is growing by leaps and bounds ...

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.

Our graduates have an outstanding record of job placement in veterinary technician positions such as animal hospitals, aquariums, biotechnology companies, companion animal hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, exotic and specialty practices, farm and equine animal practices, large-animal veterinary practices, veterinary clinics and zoos.

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 2017-2018 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.

Per Course Fees:

Biology Course with Lab-$80.00

Chemistry Course with Lab-$80.00

Physics Course with Lab-$80.00

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.

Effective teaching requires an ability to engage students from diverse backgrounds who may bring different modes of learning styles to the classroom.
Alioune Gueye

Associate Professor

Veterinary Technology in the School of Applied Sciences