Degrees and Programs

Veterinary Technology

Program Information

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technicians are in short supply at the present time. This is a field where you can combine your love for animals with your career goals.

The Veterinary Technology Program is designed to prepare entry-level veterinary technicians via classroom study, laboratory, and clinical practice with fundamental veterinary technician skills. After successful completion of the program, you should be able to successfully complete the licensing requirements of your state. This program will work toward meeting the needs of the State of Nebraska for well qualified veterinary technicians to perform duties under the scope of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.

The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Enrollment in this program is limited and based on the date of completed requirements for acceptance into this program.

Program Statistics

Annual VTNE Pass Rate

July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014

July1 2014-June 30, 2015

July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

First-time candidates eligible to take the VTNE

10

16

15

First-time Candidates Passing VTNE

6

10

13

Total number first-time test takers

10

16

15

VTNE pass rate annual percentage

60%

62.5%

86.67%

*Data includes graduates from previous years

 

 

Total July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016
Number of first time candidates that have taken the exam     41
Number of eligible first-time candidates 41
Three year pass rate on VTNE percentage 70%

 

*Veterinary Technology Program Statistics

 

Career Information

Veterinary Technology

Career opportunities include work in veterinary clinics, biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, veterinary supply sales, humane societies, industry, military service, herd health, and the USDA.

Salary Information

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for Veterinary Technicians is $26,320 and the average salary for Veterinarians is $64,660.

Courses and Program Options

Veterinary Technology

You have one option available when enrolling in this program of study.