Program Information

Massasoit Community College Veterinary Technology Program Mission Statement
The Massasoit Community College Veterinary Technology Program aims to prepare students to excel in a career as a veterinary technician in a variety of animal healthcare fields by instilling comprehensive knowledge, technical, and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to provide stimulating and challenging course material along with effective practical experience while inspiring enthusiasm for lifelong learning. We strive to develop compassionate, ethical, and well-rounded professionals.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
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
Accreditation

Program Requirements

Year 1: Semester 1
Intro to Veterinary Technology
Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology I
Microbiology
General Chemistry I
English Composition I
Intro to Statistics or higher
Year 1: Semester 2
Veterinary Clinical Methods I
Veterinary Pharmacology
Veterinary Parasitology
Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology II
English Composition II
Year 2: Semester 1
Veterinary Clinical Methods II
Veterinary Imaging
Large Animal Medicine & Management
Laboratory Animals and Exotics
Veterinary Anesthesia & Surgery
Year 2: Semester 2
Veterinary Management
Internship I
Internship II
Veterinary Pathology
General Psychology

Additional Information
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