The U.S is a nation of animal lovers, and we need skilled, compassionate animal care professionals to care for them. That could be one reason why according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow by 30% between 2012 and 2022., which is much faster than the average for all occupations1.
The Veterinary Technology associate degree program at our Citrus Heights campus provides students with the hands-on training and valuable experience they need if they wish to succeed in a career as a Veterinary Technician. A profession where, supervised by a licensed veterinarian, they perform a variety of functions within a veterinary practice, from surgical nursing, to laboratory assistance to office administration.
If you’re looking for a vet tech school in Citrus Heights or the Sacramento metro area, you should consider the Vet Tech program at our Carrington College Citrus Heights campus because:
- Our program culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology
- Our curriculum is a mix of theory, practical instruction and hands-on experience including an externship in a veterinary health care facility in or around Citrus Heights
- We prepare our graduates to sit the California Registered Veterinary Technician State Board Examination2
- Graduates should have the skills to apply for entry-level positions in vets’ offices, animal hospitals & shelters, or a number of other settings
A Vet Tech program in Citrus Heights, CA
Our Vet Tech training utilizes a skills-based approach to learning because hands-on care in the veterinary technology profession is so important; although students receive formal classroom instruction, laboratory practice on live animals and animal simulators and clinical experience side-by-side with faculty in actual veterinary settings plays a pivotal role as well.
Animal lover? You’ll love our Citrus Heights Veterinary Technology Degree
While the Citrus Heights Vet Tech program is not intended as a pre-veterinary program, it does emphasize the fundamentals of chemistry, biology, anatomy, and physiology. Students are taught the basic knowledge and practical training necessary to function as an entry-level employee in a veterinary medical setting.
So if you have the heart to work in animal care, where you need to be both tough and compassionate, then you should talk to a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative because our Veterinary Technology classes will be enrolling soon at our Citrus Heights campus.
Click here for three-year pass rate data for first-time test takers on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2012-2015).