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Veterinary Nursing

The mission of the Murray State College Veterinary Nursing 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 Nursing are discipline specific and do not substitute for or transfer to pre-veterinary medical school curriculum.

Murray State College Veterinary Nursing 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.

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Areas of Study

  • Pharmacology
  • ​Clinical Pathology
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Small Animal Nursing
  • Large Animal Nursing
  • Hospital Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiology and Ultrasound
  • Diseases of Domestic Animals
  • Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing
  • Wildlife, Zoo and Lab Animal Medicine

Employment Opportunities

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

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Email  with any questions and a program director will contact you as soon as possible.