Curriculum

The Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology offers a veterinary technician degree program, and continuing education courses for veterinary professionals. Our latest curricula are available on this page for your reference.  If you can see yourself working in a veterinary clinic and if you love animals, becoming a veterinary technician can offer anyone a fulfilling career.

Veterinary Technology

The veterinary technician program is a two-year degree program. Upon graduation, students may sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Successful test candidates are then eligible to apply for their credentials as CVT, LVT, or RVT depending upon their state of residence. Veterinary Technician, as defined by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, “are educated to be the veterinarian’s nurse, laboratory technician, radiography technician, anesthetist, surgical nurse and client educator.” The program is designed to build professionals that will uphold and further the field of veterinary technology and enjoy a stable career in a veterinary clinic.

 

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The Curricula

Course Progression—Veterinary Technology:


Quarter 1
VT 101 Algebra and Pre-Medical Mathematics
VT 102 Biochemistry
VT 103 Career Development and Technology
VT 104 English Composition and Communication
VT 105 Introduction to Veterinary Technology & Animal Behavior

Quarter 2
VT 201 Anatomy and Physiology I
VT 202 Medical Mathematics
VT 203 Medical Terminology I

Quarter 3
VT 301 Anatomy and Physiology II
VT 302 Basic Nursing
VT 303 Medical Terminology II

Quarter 4
VT 401 Intermediate Nursing
VT 402 Nutrition
VT 403 Parasitology
VT 404 Pharmacology

Quarter 5
VT 501 Anesthesia
VT 502 Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory
VT 503 Exotic and Laboratory Animal Care and Medicine
VT 504 Survey of Companion Animal Diseases


Quarter 6
VT 601 Advanced Nursing
VT 602 Dentistry
VT 603 Diagnostic Imaging

Quarter 7
VT 701 Pharmacology/Anesthesia/VTNE Review
VT 702 Directed Clinical Practice
VT 703 Large Animal Nursing
VT 704 Practice and Self Management
VT 705 VTNE Preparation

Quarter 8
VT 801 Internship