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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology Summer Pre-College program invites rising junior and senior high school students to work with faculty from the UMass Veterinary Technology Program to discover various aspects of the Veterinary profession and the role of the veterinary technician within the larger context of veterinary medicine and animal care.

This on-line course consists of two sequential one-week options.

In week 1 (Section 1), students will receive an introduction to the world of the veterinary technician and career options available within the profession, learn to use appropriate medical terminology, study basic animal anatomy and physiology through guided dissection, and discuss normal behaviors and behavioral concerns of domestic animals.

In week 2 (Section 2), students will consider the different breeds of domestic animal species, examine companion animal diseases and their prevention, study common animal parasites and their control, explore handling, husbandry and diseases of Large Animal species, and investigate the production and clinical uses of X-rays, radiographs, and other forms of diagnostic imaging.

Monday- Friday:
9:30-11:30 am Synchronous meeting
12-1:30 pm independent study
1:30-3 pm Synchronous meeting

Asynchronous work may also be assigned at completion of afternoon session.