UMass Amherst is pleased to have been granted approval by the UMass Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, to continue the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Ida.
The program, which has continuing accreditation by the American Veterinary Medication Association, provides a seamless transition for former Mount Ida College students in the Veterinary Technology Program. The program gives students an opportunity to become certified veterinary technicians through training in state-of-the-art veterinary technology facilities. Students benefit from instruction by first-rate faculty, and develop industry skills needed to excel on the job from day one.
The program offers an Associate in Arts and a Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology.
Graduates can work as veterinary technologists/technicians in companion animal hospitals, farm and equine animal practices, biotechnology companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, aquaria, exotics, and specialty practices. Those students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree can also work in a supervisory role. The program’s career placement rate is 99-100%.