Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Nursing

In our unique program, you will learn:

  • Anesthesia
  • Animal husbandry
  • Dental hygiene
  • Handling and nursing skills
  • Laboratory skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Small, large, exotic, and laboratory animal restraint
  • Surgical assisting
  • And so much more!

What are your career paths?

  • Boarding Facilities
  • Education
  • Government Agencies
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Veterinary Clinics/Hospitals
  • Research
Ancilla Goat
ancilla vet

Criteria for Program

  • Strong communication skills, compassion, detail orientation, manual dexterity, and problem-solving skills
  • General high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age
  • A competitive admissions process will be based on the following criteria:
  • Academic ability with a 3.0 high school GPA; 3.0 college GPA to be maintained throughout the AVN program
  • Experience (animal care, veterinary healthcare exposure, general work experiences)
  • Evidence of self-motivation, self-determination, veterinary nursing career awareness, leadership, and awareness of the AVN Program
  • Interview process with Program faculty prior to acceptance

The start of a new career is just a step away!

Apply today!

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Vet Accredit

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 2021

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