Veterinary Biomedical Technology

The Veterinary Biomedical Technology program prepares students for employment in veterinary technology, one of the fastest growing career fields nationwide. Veterinary biomedical technology students take courses in veterinary technology, as well as agricultural, biological, and chemical sciences to prepare them for success in the veterinary profession. At the completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the veterinary technology certification exam, the VTNE and apply for licensing in Texas.

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.

The program has applied for AVMA accreditation; please note that application for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation, and applying for accreditation does not grant any temporary status of accreditation. As a new program, our site visit can be no earlier than halfway through our program. Passing the national veterinary technician licensing examination and graduating from an accredited veterinary technology program are required for Texas licensure as an LVT.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required Prerequisite Courses
US-College Reading & Writing *
GLB/US-Written Argument/Research
US-College Algebra *
Introductory Biology I *
Survey of General Chemistry *
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
ANS 1119Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory1
Introduction to Animal Science *
VETT 100Introduction to the Profession of Veterinary Medicine 3
VETT 101Veterinary Medical Terminology1
Required Support Courses
Introduction to Psychology *
US-General Ethics *
Required courses in the major
VETT 140Veterinary Office Skills and Procedures 1
VETT 220Humane Treatment and Handling of Animals 2
VETT 250Veterinary Professional Communications 3
VETT 300Clinical Veterinary Nutrition 3
VETT 305Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I3
VETT 306Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology I Dissection Lab1
VETT 307Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II3
VETT 308Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II Dissection Lab1
VETT 310Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians3
VETT 311Pharmaceutical calculations for Veterinary Technicians1
VETT 325Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology 3
VETT 326Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology Laboratory 1
VETT 330Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians 3
VETT 340Veterinary Clinical Pathology 3
VETT 341Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory 1
VETT 345Small Animal Clinical Nursing Techniques 2
VETT 350Large Animal Clinical Nursing Techniques 2
VETT 400Veterinary Surgical Nursing 2
VETT 410Anesthesiology for Veterinary Technicians 3
VETT 411Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians 2
VETT 412Anesthesia, Dentistry & Surgical Nursing Skills Laboratory I 2
VETT 413Anesthesia, Dentistry & Surgical Nursing Skills Laboratory II 2
VETT 430Emergency & Critical Care for Veterinary Technicians3
VETT 450Small Animal Disease & Management 3
VETT 455Large Animal Disease & Management 3
VETT 460Lab Animal and Exotics Disease & Management 2
VETT 470Veterinary Nursing Senior Seminar - A Case Based Approach 1
VETT 471VTNE Preparation 1
VETT 472Clinical Competency Final Evaluation1
VETT 1111Veterinary Clinical Externship I 3
VETT 2111Veterinary Clinical Externship II 3
VETT 3111Veterinary Clinical Externship III 5
Additional Electives Required
Electives required to meet minimum program hours4
Total Hours123