The Purdue Veterinary Nursing program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is a science based veterinary nursing program offering a Bachelor of Science degree and an Associate in Applied Science degree.
As an integral part of the veterinary team, veterinary technicians and technologists perform a wide range of veterinary skills:
- Nursing care, including pre and post-surgical care
- Client education
In addition to working in a private veterinary practice, there are many other employment opportunities with a Veterinary Nursing degree:
- Humane Societies and animal control facilities
- Biomedical Research
- Veterinary Supply Sales
Technicians credentialing (certification, licensure, or registration) is required in the majority of states in the United States. Candidates for credentialing must pass a national and/or state examination. Most states require that only graduates of Veterinary Technology programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are eligible to take the national credentialing exam and to become credentialed Veterinary Technicians.
Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1976