June 28, 2021
We are proud to announce that SJVC Ontario campus is now offering an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. The Veterinary Technology program at SJVC Ontario will provide students will hands-on training and the opportunity to participate in externship rotations within various animal care environments to give students real-world experience.
“We are pleased to see the successful Veterinary Technology program expand beyond the SJVC Fresno campus,” said Campus President at SJVC Ontario, Shannon Koh. “In offering the program to the SJVC Ontario campus, we will be in a better position to help our local community embrace the opportunities of a growing veterinary field,” added Koh. “We are serving and supporting these communities by helping them meet the demand for well-educated veterinary assistants and various veterinary professionals.”
As part of the program students will learn how to successfully implement anesthetic plans to facilitate diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures. They will also be able to perform laboratory tests and procedures as well as calculate dosages, prepare, and dispense medications in compliance with a veterinarian’s orders. Students will learn how to apply the concepts of animal care and nursing while evaluating patients who may require urgent or emergency care. Soft skills relating to concepts of communication, critical analysis, ethical behavior, and appropriate interpersonal interaction to various situations will also be taught as part of the program.