Missouri Vet Tech School
By Allison Skoglind, allied health world contributing writer
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Looking for Missouri vet tech schools? No problem! Students can find accredited programs available through community colleges, career institutes, and online and private colleges. The most popular degrees awarded by these schools are an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Assisting. These on-campus and on-line programs provide theory education and applied clinical training that will qualify students for examination and certification in veterinary technology. Required curriculum guidelines differ between veterinary technician programs, but some specific courses found in Missouri include: Sanitation and Animal Care, Introduction to Veterinary Technology, Applied Pharmacology, Clinical Pathological Techniques, Laboratory Animal Technology, and Principals of Animal Science. Students can expect these programs to last at least two years.
Those students with difficulties commuting can also participate in online and/or distance learning degree programs specific to veterinary technician career preparation. Not only do these alternative education providers offer the same degree options as classroom-based programs, but these programs also cover similar course topics like veterinary anesthesia, animal care techniques, veterinary surgery procedures, and animal health management. Obviously, students cannot get supervised clinical training through home-study programs. However, most online schools are affiliated with local veterinary facilities that do offer practical training courses and internship opportunities.