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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pa., Dec. 6, 2023 – People interested in working closely with animals are encouraged to apply for the Veterinary Technician program at Lehigh Carbon Community College. The program is offered in partnership with Northampton Community College. The application deadline and required materials for all applicants is due March 15 to be considered for the fall 2024 semester start.

The Vet Tech Associate in Applied Science degree is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association/Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Students can earn the degree in two full years, taking daytime coursework and clinical labs in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Courses include exposure to working with small, large and exotic animals. Students take part in on-site clinical training at LCCC’s veterinary technician animal facility, where hands-on experience includes working with animals both large, small and exotic. The program culminates with a summer externship during which students can expand and build proficiency of clinical skills at veterinary hospitals.

The program instills in its students a commitment to be a lifelong learner, a competent communicator, and to provide excellent patient care and compassion for animals. Veterinary technicians are professionals knowledgeable in the care and handling of animals, office and hospital procedures, client relations, routine laboratory and clinical procedures, radiology, veterinary medical, surgical and anesthetic nursing, and critical care.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Board exam to become licensed as a veterinary technician. Credentialed veterinary technicians find employment in research labs, as lab animal technicians, in small and large animal practices, in exotics, specialty and emergency practices, at zoos, with wildlife rehabilitation centers, with pharmaceutical companies, teaching institutes, diagnostic labs, aquariums, animal shelters and animal feed companies.

For specific admissions requirements, go to the Vet Tech page on, which lists academic prerequisites and necessary documents. Applicants must also have at least 20 hours of observation in a veterinary facility. Applicants must complete a college application for admission, as well as a Veterinary Technician application.

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