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Veterinary Medical Technology

To inquire about programs within the School of Allied Health Sciences:
Candice Brogan| 865.531.4120 | candice.brogan@LMUnet.edu
 

Veterinary technicians work with veterinarians to provide professional animal healthcare. This requires extensive knowledge and training in the care and handling of animals, their normal and abnormal life processes, medical and surgical nursing, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, and clinical laboratory procedures-precisely the kind of knowledge and training you'll receive at LMU.  Both of LMU's veterinary medical technology degrees emphasize hands-on experience with animals, preventative medicine, and service to the community.

Degrees Offered

The Veterinary Medical Technology Program offers both and Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees.  Students must complete the AS degree program prior to entrance into the BS degree program.

Associate of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology (AS)

Veterinary technicians are in high demand-there are at least four jobs for every veterinary technology graduate. The U. S. Department of Labor Bureau of labor statistics projects 52% growth rate for technician and technologist careers through 2020. VMTP graduates are prepared to work in:

  • Small animal clinics
  • Large animal clinics
  • Exotic animal practices
  • Zoos
  • Veterinary education
  • Veterinary practice management
  • Research facilities
  • Public health


Average Salary: 2010 median average-$29,710/year (U. S. Department of labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The AS degree qualifies graduate students to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and to become a credentialed veterinary technician.  Most AS VMT graduates achieve above average scores on the VTNE and many elect to further their education by obtaining the BS VMT degree. Many graduates are employed in veterinary school teaching hospitals, major referral centers and several practices in the local community.

 

AS Program Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted into the AS Degree Program in Veterinary Medical Technology, students must complete the following application items:

 

  • Admission into Lincoln Memorial University. 
  • Application to the AS VMT Program
  • Completion of 20 hours of observation in a veterinary facility
  • Submission of confidential evaluator forms from 2 separate sources
  • Submission of personal statement of professional goals

 

Please note that application to the VMT Program is separate from the application submitted to Lincoln Memorial University.  Students must complete both applications.  All AS VMT application materials are provided in the links below.  All AS VMT application materials should be submitted to to the Veterinary Medical Technology Program, not the University Admissions office.

AS VMT Application Materials

 

Additionally, students must meet the following academic requirements.

  • ACT composite score of 18 with a math score of 19 OR
  • SAT critical reading & math composite score of 870 or SAT critical reading, math & writing score of 1290
  • High School GPA of 3.0; transfer GPA of 2.0

 

Students that do not meet both ACT/SAT and GPA requirements may still be admitted to the program using the 3 year curriculum plan.


Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology (BS)

The BS Degree Program in Veterinary Medical Technology is open to students that have graduated with an AS or AAS degree from an AVMA accredited institution that have a desire to further their education in a variety of advanced and specialized courses. 

BS Program Admission Requirements

Students interested in joining the BS VMT Degree Program must complete the following application items:

  • Admission into Lincoln Memorial University
  • Application to the BS VMT Program
  • Proof of graduation from an AVMA accredited AS or AAS veterinary technology program
  • Proof of successful completion of the VTNE or identified testing window
  • Letter of recommendation from previous program director or current employer
  • Submission of personal statement of professional goals

 

Please note that application to the VMT Program is separate from the application submitted to Lincoln Memorial University.  Students must complete both applications.  All BS VMT application materials are provided in the links below.  All BS VMT application materials should be submitted to to the Veterinary Medical Technology Program, not the University Admissions office.

BS VMT Application Materials

 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

A range of scholarships are available to veterinary medical technology majors, such as:

  • NAVTA Scholarships
  • TVTA Scholarships
  • Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association Scholarships
  • LMU Veterinary Technology Program Scholarships

Clubs & Organizations

Many veterinary medical technology students are actively involved in both the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America (NAVTA) and the Tennessee Veterinary Technician Association (TVTA).  LMU also sponsors a Veterinary Medical Technology Club, which works with local animal shelters and the surrounding community.

Accreditation

Both the AS and BS Veterinary Medical Technology Degree programs are fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

 



 

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