If you are someone who would like to take your compassion for animals and meld it with your love of science and technology, Morehead State University offers a program that could give you an amazing college experience and a promising career.MSU’s Veterinary Technology program offers both associate and bachelor’s degrees in this exciting field. It will give you the opportunity to learn various aspects of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology through courses covering a wide range of topics and hands-on training that will give you the confidence and preparation to apply what you’ve learned in the field.
The Veterinary Technology program allows you the flexibility to pursue the degree that best suits your goals. You can earn an associate's degree in three years and go into private practice as a veterinary technologist. Pursue a bachelor’s degree and gain even more opportunities for your career. With a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology from MSU, you will be on the frontlines of veterinary medicine performing many of the daily duties of licensed veterinarians. This degree will prepare you for positions as a researcher for a pharmaceutical company, a vet tech for a college of veterinary medicine or a number of positions at agencies like the USDA and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.If you choose our four-year bachelor’s program, you have the flexibility to specialize in a specific species of animal or a veterinary discipline, which include:
Students in our veterinary technology program take classes at the expansive 350-acre Derrickson Agricultural Complex. The facility houses 40 horses, 150 cows, a unit of 60 sows and swine and 40 sheep, along with fully-functional small animal and equine hospitals. Here, vet techs get top priority when working with and studying animals up-close. In addition, you will be required to take a semester-long practicum and courses where you manage a laboratory under University supervision to give you the ability to hit the ground running when you start your career after graduation.
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