Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Care for animals at every phase of their lives in a variety of settings, like shelters, zoos, research facilities or wildlife refuges. You’ll graduate from Gateway’s Veterinary Technician associate degree program prepared to provide animals of all sorts with medical care and eligible to take the American Veterinary Medical Association’s national certification exam for state licensure. The Veterinary Technician program application window is June 15 - July 31. 

  • Work with live animals in nearly every course in the program, including valuable Service Learning volunteer experience at humane societies and shelters. 
  • Get hands-on training. Our state-of-the-art labs simulate real-world veterinary practices, so you’ll use the tools and equipment used by professionals in the field to gain the skills employers want to see.
  • Learn from the experts. You’ll study under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who brings 20 years of clinical experience in a diverse private practice to the classroom. 
  • Gain real-world experience through four clinical placements during your course of study, gaining a better understanding of the diverse styles, specializations and tools in the veterinary field.
  • Build your professional network through involvement in the student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $11,561
Books & Supplies: $4,282

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Lab Technician, Emergency Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Career Pathway

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