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Veterinary Health Care

The Veterinary Health Care program prepares you as an entry-level veterinary technician assistants to practice under the supervision of certified veterinarians and animal rehabilitators in a variety of animal care and wellness settings. You will gain the basic principles, attitudes, and experiences needed to work as a veterinary technician assistant in veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and laboratory animal facilities. 

This program will help you gain the skills to work as a veterinary technician assistant in a variety of animal facilities, such as veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and laboratory animal facilities. 

For more information on this program, please contact Christine Remington at Christine.Remington@bristolcc.edu or 508.678.2811, ext 3888.

Program Courses

Program Courses Credits

ANS 101 - Intro to Animal Care & Management

3 credits

ANS 103 - Applied Animal Behavior

3 credits

ANS 107 - Medical Terminology for Animal Science I 

1 credit

ANS 108 - Medical Terminology for Animal Science II

1 credit

ANS 115 - Community Health & Zoonosis

3 credits

ANS 121 - Animal Handling & Restraint

3 credits

ANS 147 - ANSerinary Office Procedures

2 credits

ANS 153 - Animal Health and Diseases

3 credits

ANS 201 - Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals

4 credits

ANS 205 - Clinical Methods

3 credits

ANS 216 - ANSerinary Pharmacology

2 credits

ANS 221 - ANSerinary Assistant Field Experience & Seminar

3 credits

ANS 222 - Humane Euthanasia Seminar

2 credits

ANS 240 - Animal Nutrition and Feeding

3 credits

OFC 160 - ANSerinary Administrative Software I

1 credit

OFC 161 - ANSerinary Administrative Software II

1 credit

SCI 125 - Social and Ethical Issues in Science, Technology, and Health Science

3 credits

 

General Courses Credits

CSS 101 - College Success Seminar

1 credits

ENG 101 - Composition 1: College

3 credits

ENG 102 - Composition II: Writing About Literature 

3 credit

HUM Elective (HUM 172 recommended) 

3 credit

HST 114 - US History from 1877

3 credits

SOC 252 - The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

 

Math and Science Courses Credits

BIO 111 - General Biology I

4 credits

MTH 119 - Math That Matters: Drugs and Dosages OR

3 credits

MTH 131 - Elements of College Math OR

3 credit

MTH 119 - Fundamental Statistics 

3 credit

 

Recommended Course Sequence and Electives

 Semester Recommended course sequence (course designations only) 

Semester 1

ANS 101, ANS 103, ANS 112, CSS 101, ENG 101, ANS 147

Semester 2

ANS 107, ANS 115, ANS 121, BIO Ill, ENG 102, HST 114

Recommended Summer

Two of the following courses: HST 114, MTH 131/ MTH 119 (if not already taken), or SOC 252

Semester 3

ANS 108, OFC 160/161, SOC 252, ANS 153, ANS 203, ANS 205

Semester 4

ANS 240, HUM Elective (HUM 172 Recommended), ANS 216, ANS 221, ANS 222

 

After BCC

You can find work as a veterinary technician assistant in a variety of animal facilities, such as veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and laboratory animal facilities.

Once you graduate from this program, you can transfer into a certified veterinary technician program or into a more general animal science program at another two-year or four-year institution.

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Fall River Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Visit (12/12/2017)

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Transfer College Lobby Days (12/12/2017)

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Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School – Admissions Information Session (12/12/2017)

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Health Science Information Session - Att (12/12/2017)

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