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College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Technology Program

Legal Requirements for Practice in the United States

This program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. For purposes of registration as a veterinary technician, Indiana and most other states require that applicants for registration be graduates of an accredited veterinary technology program and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination. This registration qualifies the graduate to legally perform medical and surgical nursing, nurse-anesthetist duties, imaging, laboratory testing and dental hygiene on a veterinary team as a "Registered Veterinary Technician." No additional legal requirements presently exist for veterinary technologists (B.S. degree); however, specialty certifications exist in many subspecialties. For further information, please visit www.navta.net.