Advances in both veterinary medicine technology and technique are the fuel firing the increased demand for well-trained individuals to work as veterinary technologists.
Veterinary technologists are knowledgeable in the care and handling of animals, in the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures.
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About Veterinary Technology
Veterinary Technologists are essential to the art and science of animal health. They provide necessary medical and clinical support to veterinarians, and have a significant impact in research, biodefense and food safety. The mission of Florida A&M's Veterinary Technology Program is to train students and inform community-based clientele and extension personnel in the application of sound science-based herd health programs designed to improve health, efficiency and management of food producing animals. Our program is one of only twenty-one in the nation to offer a four year degree in the area of Veterinary Technology, and stands alone in placing emphasizes on regulatory education and training.
The Animal Science Program (Veterinary Technology Track) is an intensive four year degree program which trains students to provide medical and non-medical support to veterinarians. During the first two years, students will concentrate on the core Animal Science major requirements. The latter half of the program consists of clinical rotations at the Florida A&M Animal Healthcare Complex in Quincy, Florida. Here students will apply veterinary team concepts, and model ethical and professional behavior under the guidance of FAMU's licensed veterinarians. The complex houses small ruminant, swine, and equine species for use in teaching research and extension. Upon program accreditation, our graduates will be eligible for certification by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.
Why Choose Veterinary Technology at FAMU?
The mission of Florida A&M University's Veterinary Technology Program is to train students and inform community-based clientele and extension personnel in the application of research-based herd health programs designed to improve health, efficiency and management of food producing animals.