State University’s Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) program has been granted
full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
accreditation is granted through the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician
Education and Activities (CVTEA). Thanks to this re-accreditation, MSU Vet Tech
graduates will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National
Examination, the national board exam for prospective veterinary technologists.
Program graduates also will be qualified to apply for credentials as a
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of Kentucky.
thrilled to get word of our AVMA accreditation. This is not only great for our
community and potential students, but also for the veterinarians in our area
who will now have easier access to qualified vet techs,” said Dr. Phil Prater,
professor of veterinary technology.
accreditation is an intensive and lengthy process. CVTEA personnel made an
on-site visit to the Morehead State campus in early December 2013.
this site visit the AVMA identified strengths and weaknesses, and submitted
recommendations to enhance the program. MSU then took those recommendations and
responded to the AVMA with a plan of action.
the official notice on May 5 from the AVMA that they had achieved the accreditation.
The MSU program
was first accredited
by the AMVA in 1977.
two-year and four-year degrees in Veterinary Technology, a program offered at
few other Universities in the region. The University has partnerships with
several veterinarians in the region to help students with job placement after
graduation. While students work toward their degrees, they will receive
hands-on experience in fully-functional small animal and equine clinics,
located at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex.
the Vet Tech program take classes on the expansive 350 acres of the Derrickson
Agricultural Complex. The facility houses 40 horses, 150 cows, a unit of 60
sows and swine, 40 sheep and fully functional small animal and equine
hospitals. At the farm, Vet Techs will get top priority when working with and
studying animals up close. In addition, students will be required to take a
semester-long practicum and courses where you manage a laboratory under
University supervision to give them the ability to hit the ground running when
they start their career in veterinary technology.
is available from Dr. Prater at 606-783-9364 or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/vettech/.
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