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Get the Skills to Become a Veterinary Professional

CVTEA* Accredited!

Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician examining a dog in a vet office.
If you’re interested in a career where you can take care of animals, start your Veterinary Technician training at Valley College today

19-Month* Professional Veterinary Technician Training Program in Cleveland, OH

Are you ready to start a career in the rewarding field of veterinary medicine? Are you interested in being part of a technologically growing field where you can heal and improve the wellbeing of animals? If you have always had a love for animals, consider a career as a Veterinary Technician.

Valley College now offers an Associate’s Degree (AAS) program that will introduce you to a wide assortment of advanced veterinary-based concepts and techniques. This highly interactive program will also enhance your skills by training you to educate clients and the public on gold standard animal care.

This program is a hybrid program currently offered at our Cleveland, OH campus with some of the courses taught online.

The best way to see if Valley College is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.

Become a Skilled Veterinary Technician

The Veterinary Technician program will provide you with hands-on training for over 350 essential skills. These essential skills will help prepare you for a fast-paced field where you are constantly learning on the job.

You will learn:

  • Monitoring anesthesia
  • Surgical aseptic techniques
  • Surgical preparation of animals
  • Animal CPR
  • Radiology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Preparing tissue samples
  • Laboratory testing
  • Monitoring critical patients
  • Neonatal care
  • Wound management
    and more!

As a Veterinary Technician, you have the opportunity to further your love of the veterinary field by specializing in areas that require additional training and education. You can undergo specialized training in areas such as internal medicine, zoological medicine, emergency care, dental technology, anesthesia and more.

Is a Career as a Veterinary Technician Right for You? Take the Valley College "Veterinary Technician Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Veterinary Technician Career Training Readiness score now!

Hands-On Practical Experience

You will receive a balanced approach of classroom instruction and practical hands-on work in a laboratory setting that will enable you to master the core competencies needed to become a successful Veterinary Technician.

Throughout this program, you will be exposed to many different types of species so you’re prepared for a variety of animal-related careers. Types of species include large animal, small animal, avian, and exotics.

I loved that I could start quickly. I was able to get started just 2 weeks after I met with admissions!
Jessica D., Valley Graduate

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to pursue the following positions:

  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Technologist

Nationally Recognized Certification

CVTEA Logo*The Veterinary Technician program is CVTEA (Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities) accredited.

All AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) CVTEA-accredited programs in veterinary technology must meet the Standards of Accreditation of the CVTEA to ensure the quality of the educational experience and the assessment of student knowledge and skills.  In order to be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam and become a Registered Veterinary Technician, you must graduate from an AVMA-CVTEA accredited program.

Graduating from a CVTEA accredited Veterinary Technician school tells employers that you have met the education standards of your program and the AVMA professional community as an educated Veterinary Technician.

Building Your Career as a Veterinary Technician

In addition to gaining the practical skills required to become a Veterinary professional, you’ll also receive career development guidance so you can make the most of your training and feel fully prepared to make the transition from student to working professional.

Is a Rewarding Career in Veterinary Health Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Veterinary Health and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 216-453-8201

*Program length when completed in normal time