Earn an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology

With our industry-driven associate degree in Veterinary Technology, students receive the education and hands-on experience necessary to prepare them to take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) and then to work as Registered Veterinary Technicians.

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Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program is designed by industry experts to ensure students gain entry-level skills to enter a variety of positions within the veterinary field including but not limited to: general veterinary practice, specialty veterinary medicine, emergency, critical care, oncology, dentistry, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, behavior, nutrition, zoos, research labs, reference labs, animal health pharmaceutical marketing, etc.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Projected for various in-demand skills/roles in the Veterinary Technology Field

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Yearly Jobs

Projected for private clinics, laboratories, and animal hospitals between 2021 to 2030!

Develop Foundation

for Industry Skills

Focused on veterinary health care and education

    • As per the BLS, 20% growth expected 2021-2031 and 15,500 jobs available annually.
    • This program received initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) February 8, 2024.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology

With the two-year Blue Ridge CTC Associate degree in Veterinary Technology, students earn skills and training that will enable them to work in a variety of veterinary clinical settings. The degree lets students:

    • Learn industry-specific skills focused on veterinary health care and education
    • Get practical exposure through interactive learning in veterinary simulations and clinical internships within the local veterinary community.
    • Get guidance from faculty members meant for career advancement or further studies.

Become Career Ready With an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology

Our Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology teaches students in-demand skills through an industry-focused curriculum required to take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician Board Exam) and become Registered Veterinary Technicians

Throughout this program, students learn the latest workforce-ready technical skills, knowledge, competencies, and professional aptitude required to work in a variety of veterinary related settings as a Registered Veterinary Technician after passing the licensing examination.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With a Blue Ridge CTC associate degree in Veterinary Technology, students learn hands-on skills necessary to effectively work in animal healthcare.

This program delivers students practical understanding of animal health care. The curriculum helps students to understand and participate in animal health care in:

    • Companion Animal Medicine
    • Veterinary Specialty Medicine
    • Farm Animal Medicine
    • Veterinary Emergency Medicine
    • Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
    • Research and Reference Laboratories

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Three-Year Pass Rate and National Examination Results

  July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE No graduates yet to report
Three-year VTNE pass percentage No graduates yet to report

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Blue Ridge CTC offers an industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking career and continuing education opportunities.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission requirements to earn an associate degree in Veterinary Technology include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted. Once a student has been admitted to BRCTC, the student then must complete an application for the Veterinary Technology program directly.
To choose a suitable associate degree in Veterinary Technology, you must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. If you need additional insight into career options, consider a free career inventory assessment before exploring course options that align with personal and professional interests.
Students will need TEAS scores, and free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
This program received initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) February 8, 2024.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.