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.Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Veterinary Techs in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen and Watertown, South Dakota can prepare themselves for careers at some of the best animal hospitals and facilities in the country.