Care for Animals, Gain Confidence

Through our veterinary biomedical technology program, you'll be able to explore and expand your knowledge in animal science, physiology and other essential knowledge you can use as you work in the field. Along with specific topics around large and small animal care, you'll also have externship opportunities and engage in HANDS ON learning in various animal facilities.

Is this Program a Good Fit for You?

Veterinary biomedical technology students are typically interested in:

  • Small animal practice
  • Humane care of animals
  • Large animal practice
  • Clinical and lab animal health
  • Veterinary office management

See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Veterinary Biomedical Technology

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Join our Family

Our cohorts are small and allow you opportunities to get to know your fellow students. You will learn from each other, as well as together, on an array of veterinary and animal science topics.

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Outstanding Faculty

You will have access to dedicated faculty who guide you along your path to becoming a veterinary technician.

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Hands-on Learning

Prepare to assist veterinarians through externships while gaining confidence and hands-on experience in various animal facilities.

Career Readiness

You will have opportunities to earn related certifications throughout your degree program, including Fear Free Level 1 Training and RECOVER Certification in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support.

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A degree in veterinary biomedical technology will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Acquire the diagnostic testing and treatment option skills needed to assist a veterinarian in assessing the health of your patients
  • Gain knowledge in disease processes and how to apply this knowledge to better serve your patients' needs
  • Develop a network of colleagues through externships, your cohort and the Vet Science Society
  • Work in small cohorts where you learn from each other about an array of veterinary and animal science topics

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What You Will Learn

Develop a solid foundation in veterinary biomedical technology so you can work as a veterinary technician, practice manager or veterinary assistant. You may also continue your education to specialize in areas like anesthesiology or emergency and critical care.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Core courses include Veterinary Medical Terminology, Professional Communications, and Ethics and Humane Treatment and Handling of Animals.
  • Supporting courses include Clinical Veterinary Nutrition and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Other important courses cover pharmaceutical calculations for veterinary technicians, clinical pathology and parasitology and entomology.

Student Organizations

Some organizations you can get involved in include:

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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