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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary technology is a career in which skilled veterinary technicians participate in the exciting and challenging field of veterinary medicine working with animals and their owners under the supervision of veterinarians.

The five-term Associate of Applied Science degree program provides didactic, lab and clinical experiences necessary for employment in the field of veterinary care and technology. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is ready to be an integral part of the veterinary health care team providing care and support to animals.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Practice Act Examination. Upon passing both examinations successfully, the applicant is eligible for licensure by the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine (NMBVM) as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) nationally accredits the Program.

Examination Pass Rate

Academic Year

# Students graduating (eligible)

# Students taking VTNE first time

# Students passing VTNE first time

Pass rate

June 1 2011- June 30 2012

14

12

11

91.6%

June 1 2012- June 30 2013

16

14

14

100%

June 1 2013- June 30 2014

16

11

11

100%

Total Past 3 Years

46

37

36

97.2%