UC Blue Ash College

Veterinary Technology Program

Program Overview

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology is designed to train technicians to assist veterinarians in industry, medical centers and animal hospitals.

Careers such as these require trained professionals who have knowledge and skills in all aspects of veterinary medicine. This program provides training in animal husbandry and restraint, nursing, surgical preparation and techniques, drug administration, anesthesia, anatomy, laboratory techniques and radiography. Preceptorships at various private practices and research institutions provide valuable on-the-job training.

Selective Admissions

Due to high demand, program difficulty, and other specialized needs, certain programs at UC Blue Ash College, including Veterinary Technology, use a selective program admission process.

The veterinary technology information sessions are for students who expect to meet the program's requirements and apply to the Veterinary Technology program for the clinical year starting in spring 2020. Session dates are: 
 
  • September 25, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in Walters 100
  • December 11, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Walters 100
  • February 10, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in Walters 100

Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) Scores

Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Scores
 

Total July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

85

Three-Year Pass Rate on VTNE

76%

VTNE National Pass Rate Average

67%

The results show that the UC Blue Ash Veterinary Technology program prepares its students to consistently perform well above the national average on the VTNE. Our graduates go on to successful careers in all types of veterinary practices.

Where It Will Take You

Opportunities for employment in veterinary technology are good and are continually improving. Changes in state and government legislation concerning the veterinary profession have opened the door for highly qualified registered veterinary technicians to assist veterinarians in many aspects of their work.

Job opportunities abound in many types of veterinary practices, including:

  • Both pet and farm animals
  • Industrial and medical research institutions
  • Zoos
  • Federal agencies
  • Military

Currently, 100% of our graduates find placement, and the demand for them far exceeds supply!

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at UC Blue Ash College. 

Students who earn their associate degree in Veterinary Technology qualify for continued education in the Bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies Degree program at UC Blue Ash College. 

Career-Oriented Program

Upon completion of 71 required semester hours, an associate in applied science degree in veterinary technology is awarded. Our mission is to provide a supportive academic and professional environment, enabling each student to become a competent and caring veterinary technician. The program is accredited with the AVMA. Learn about career-oriented programs.

Resources

Contact Information

Veterinary Technology Department
Stacey Benton, DVM
Phone: 513-936-1506
bentonsy@ucmail.uc.edu