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The Purdue Veterinary Nursing program is fully 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:

  • Radiology
  • Nursing care, including pre and post-surgical care
  • Anesthesia
  • 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
  • Industry
  • 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.

 

The Purdue Veterinary Technology Program has been fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) since 1976

Fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1976

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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