South Dakota Vet Tech School
South Dakota Veterinary Technician Education
There are South Dakota vet tech schools accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), a division of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). One would receive an Associate in Applied Science degree upon graduating from the veterinary technology program. This particular program is designed in 8 quarters with the final quarter being an externship. The externship consists of working along side a veterinarian in a veterinary facility. This experience will provide the student to apply knowledge learned from coursework into a “real world” situation, such as patient care, surgical preparation, maintenance of equipment, and radiological/laboratory procedures. The college offers a flexible schedule to meet the demand of it's students. They offer day, evening, and weekend classes for the “non-traditional” student. Even online courses are offered to accommodate the student who may be trying to balance work, school, and family. In addition, the college offers multiple start dates and year-round class schedules.
Continuing Educational Requirements for Veterinary Technician in South Dakota
In order to maintain a registered status as a veterinary technician with the state of South Dakota, one must submit a renewal form, along with documentation of a minimum of 12 continuing education hours every 2 years to the South Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.