2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Nursing, AAS [VETN-AAS, 74 Total Credits]

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Students must complete VETN 101B with a grade of C or better in order to be eligible to apply for this limited entry program.


Veterinary Nursing (VETN) prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary to provide general veterinary nursing care in the varied disciplines found in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. These include nurse anesthetist, operating room nurse, radiology technician, dental hygienist, medical laboratory technician, as well as clinical and practice management.  Students that complete the program are qualified to sit for state and national examinations and enter into practice as a credentialed veterinary nurse. The Veterinary Nursing Program has entered into a unique agreement with the Western Veterinary Conference that allows educational opportunities to augment the student’s learning experience. This agreement also makes available nationally and internationally recognized Doctors of Veterinary Medicine that act as visiting instructors in many disciplines.


The program is recognized by the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (800) 248-2862.


Academic Map: AAS - Veterinary Nursing 21-22  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competencies necessary to pass the national and state board examinations for veterinary nurses.
  2. Demonstrate entry level competency as a veterinary nurse.
  3. Demonstrate skills and abilities to pursue managerial opportunities after obtaining sufficient clinical experience.

General Education Requirements (24 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: MATH 104B

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Natural Science (4 Credits)

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences (3 Credits)

Recommended: PSY 101

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