Montcalm Community College’s Pre-Animal Health Technology Associate Degree program prepares students for Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Program. Licensed veterinary technicians are integral members of the veterinary health care team that have been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian and are able to perform a wide variety of procedures, however they are not able to diagnose, perform surgery or prescribe.
Veterinary technicians and technologists have a wide array of employment opportunities upon graduation. They may go into private practice, teaching, research, regulatory medicine, public health, zoo medicine, humane society work and many other veterinary and animal related positions. Salaries for veterinary technicians and technologists vary depending on the degree earned, experience, responsibility, geographic location, and employment type. However the average salaries reported by MSU Veterinary Technology graduates range from $12 to $18 per hour.
Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers an Accredited Veterinary Technology Program with two degree options. A Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.