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 animal health, research, bio-defense and food safety.The mission of Florida A&M University's Veterinary Technology Program is to educate students to become excellent Veterinary Technologists through exceptional academic and practical/technical training. Our program is one of only twenty-three in the nation that offers a four-year degree in the area of veterinary technology, and stands alone in placing emphasizes on regulatory education and training.
The Veterinary Technology program 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 concentrate on the core Animal Science major requirements. At the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Animal Complex in Quincy, Florida, students will apply veterinary terms, concepts, and model ethical and professional behavior under the guidance of FAMU's licensed veterinarians and technologists. The complex houses small ruminant, swine, and equine species for use in teaching research and extension.
The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association which enables graduates to take the national certification examination.
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.