*To provide general education course background for
successful completion of the skill courses in veterinary technology.
This program of study at Camden County College provides both theoretical
knowledge and practical skills. The degree in Veterinary Technology
gives students a solid foundation in the medical areas concerned
with animals. Graduates in the field of Veterinary Technology are
fully prepared to enter various animal health.
Working under the supervision of a Veterinarian, students perform laboratory
and clinical procedures such as surgical assisting, radiology, and anesthesia
as part of this unique and challenging career.
The program is designed to give the student the most experience during
their tenure. Students are prepared to participate in every aspect of
animal care and veterinary nursing.
*To provide the students with the academic and practical skills necessary
for entry level competence in veterinary technology and other related
animal health and laboratory fields.
*To maintain the status of full accreditation by the American Veterinary
Medical Association Committee on veterinary technician education and
*To instill in the students the ability and motivation toward the ethical
practice of their profession, including the necessity for life-long
*To complete course work and earn an Associate in Applied Science
*To demonstrate entry level competence in the skills and tasks required
by the accreditation agency.
*To take and to qualify for recognition of superior skills and education
by achieving a qualifying score on the National Board Exam for veterinary
*To be able to communicate with and educate the general and animal
owning public on humane principles and quality health care for their
companion and working animals.
*To understand the necessity for continuing education in the field
for individual growth and participation in local and national professional
organizations for the advancement of the profession.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Veterinary Technology
is a career program designed primarily to prepare students for employment
in the field of animal science immediately after graduation
How long will it take?
A full-time student, taking 15-18 credits per semester, can complete
the A.A.S. degree within two years. However, many students work and
take one, two or three classes a semester. A supervised summer co-op
or internship program for 300 hours is required.
A degree in Veterinary Technology can lead to these employment opportunities:
Veterinary Technicians work in the
small or large animal hospital. Duties can include but may not be limited
to: surgical assisting, processing of radiographs, anesthesia, critical
care, neonatal care, emergency care, fluid therapy, dental cleaning
and polishing, client education, and laboratory procedures.
Laboratory Animal Technician in a research or pharmaceutical
company. Duties can include but may not be limited to: animal husbandry,
surgical assisting, radiographs, record keeping, USDA requirements,
animal care and anesthesia.
Sales Representative of Products for Animals and the Veterinary
community. Many Specialized Areas are open to veterinary technicians
such as relief technicians working in many different hospitals, wildlife,
zoos or animal parks, race tracks, exotic animal care, etc.
For more information, contact:
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4467