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Upon completion of the Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit Community College, students will be knowledgeable in:

  • Anatomy and physiology of various animal species
  • Veterinary medical terminology
  • Proper animal handling and restraint
  • Husbandry of various animal species
  • Patient assessment
  • Sample collection and analysis
  • Diagnostic testing and equipment
  • Administration of medications via several routes
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Emergency protocols
  • Basic nursing and critical care skills
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Anesthesia administration and maintenance
  • Pain assessment and management
  • Knowledge of drugs and medical calculations
  • Use of monitoring equipment
  • Surgical preparation, assistance, and nursing care
  • Knowledge of surgical equipment and supplies
  • Knowledge of disease processes
  • Preventative care
  • Nursing care
  • Knowledge of veterinary parasites and microbes
  • Diagnostic imaging, equipment use, and safety measures
  • Laboratory animal procedures
  • Avian, exotic, and small mammal procedures
  • Written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Client service
  • Teamwork
  • Routine office procedures
  • Animal health care law and ethics
  • Achieve a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam