The Veterinary Technology major allows students to study for two years on the UMass Amherst campus and move to the Mount Ida Campus for their final two years of clinical work.

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Foundational scientific concepts.
  • Office and hospital procedures, client relations, as well as oral, written, and decision-making skills.
  • Understanding the pharmacologic aspects of medications, including prescribing, administration, and patient response.
  • Nursing care of a variety of animal species, including areas in husbandry, nutrition, preventive care, animal behavior, therapeutic techniques, and public health.
  • Anesthetic management and surgical procedures including post-operative care and dental prophylaxis.
  • Recognizing, managing, and utilizing clinical techniques in emergency and critical care medicine.
  • Laboratory procedures, including lab safety, analysis, and identification of specimens in microbiology, parasitology, and veterinary clinical procedures.
  • Safely producing diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  • Factual and conceptual information in laboratory animal procedures.