Veterinary Technician

Want to turn your love of animals into your dream job? A two-year degree from the Veterinary Technician program at LCCC is the perfect step toward a career caring for and handling animals.

What you’ll learn

LCCC, working jointly with Northampton Community College, has developed a two-year associate degree program that provides students with a foundation in the basic principles of animal medicine: 

  • Treating disease
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Diagnostic lab work
  • Surgical assisting
  • Anesthesia
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Veterinary medical nursing
  • Exotic animal medicine
  • Veterinary practical medicine
 


A third of our vet tech courses include laboratory experience, allowing students to develop their technical skills through hands-on, clinical experience with small, large, and exotic animals. The culminating course is a summer externship at one of 50 different potential sites.

Learn more about Veterinary Technician A.A.S. (VET) program curriculum.  The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA CVTEA).

LCCC awards approximately 13 scholarships/awards annually for vet tech students, and our retention rate is 90%, with a three-year pass rate for the Vet Tech National Board Exam (VTNE).


Holding Puppy
Preparing for Surgery
Ultrasound

What you can do with your degree

A career as a vet tech blends nursing, lab work, and customer service roles together. Learn how to provide care to animals recovering from illness and injury, and provide maintenance plans for good health.

Job prospects for students with a degree as a vet tech who have passed their board exam include:

  • Private veterinary practice - small animal, large animal, referral/specialty, emergency
  • Humane societies/animal shelters
  • Veterinary teaching hospitals
  • Equine facilities
  • Zoo/wildlife/exotics
  • Lab animal facilities
  • Teaching
  • Animal food industry
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Private industry
  • Large and small animal practice

Our coursework provides you with the necessary foundation to pass the national board exam and brings you one step closer to become a certified veterinary technician. View this video on the kind of work that veterinary technicians perform on a daily basis.
 
Want to find out more up-to-date information about a career as a vet tech? See what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says about a vet tech career.

Lisa A Martini-Johnson
Professor, Director Veterinary Technician Program
School of Healthcare Sciences
SH9
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
lmartinijohnson@lccc.edu
(610) 799-1754