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Veterinary Technology


The mission of the Murray State College Veterinary Technology program is to produce graduates who will be credentialed professional members of the Veterinary Medical Team.

Veterinary Technicians are an integral member of the veterinary medical team. Areas of study include: veterinary nursing, nutritional counseling, anesthesiology, veterinary imaging, clinical pathology, surgical nursing, dental hygiene and client education. Veterinary technician duties include all facets of veterinary medicine except diagnosis, prescribing medication and performing surgery. The Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or the credits in Veterinary Technology are discipline specific and do not substitute for or transfer to pre-veterinary medical school curriculum.

Murray State College Veterinary Technology students will have opportunities to gain skills that encourage life-long learning and professionalism. Successful graduates will become excellent providers of quality health care for animals and outstanding members of society.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the State and National Board Examination for registration as a Veterinary Technician. The three year pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for first time candidates from July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014 for Murray State College is 63%

This program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committeee (IACUC)

Murray State College Veterinary Technology Whistle Blower Policy

Veterinary Technician Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor of Statistics 

Areas of Study 

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Nutritional Counseling
    • Anesthesia
    • Pharmacology
    • Diseases of Domestic Animals Client Education
    • Laboratory and Zoo Animal Medicine
    • Small Animal Nursing
    • Large Animal Nursing
      • Horse
      • Cattle
      • Pigs
      • Sheep
      • Goats

 Employment Opportunities

  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Veterinary Clinical Laboratories
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Veterinary Supply Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Zoological Parks
  • Farm Management
  • Education
  • Military and other Governmental Agencies

Murray State College Provides Opportunities for
Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement.