Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Technology Degree Plan


Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Animal-Wildlife Veterinary Technology

Below you can find our 2021 degree plan broken into individual semesters.  Applicants should apply to the program the fall semester of their Sophomore year.  Courses prior to spring semester of the Sophomore year are considered prerequisites for application to the program.  That means those courses need to be successfully completed before an applicant can be accepted into the program.

Any scholarship requirements beyond what our degree plan provides are the responsibility of the student.

Students currently in the Veterinary Technology Program can access the previous degree plan using the links below.




Courses required for the freshman first semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

BIOL 1106

General Biology I Lab

1 credit

BIOL 1306

General Biology I

3 credits

ENGL 1301

Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

HIST 1301

American History I

3 credits

MATH 1314

College Algebra

3 credits

UNIV 1201

Learning in Global Context

2 credits

Total Semester Hours: 15


Courses required for the freshman second semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

BIOL 1107

General Biology II Lab

1 credit

BIOL 1307

General Biology II

3 credits

CHEM 11111

Inorganic Chemistry Lab

1 credit

CHEM 1311

Inorganic Chemistry Lab

3 credits

COMS 1315

or

COMS 1311

Business & Professional Communication

 

Introduction to Oral Communication

3 credits

 

3 credits

ENGL 1302

Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

HIST 1302

American History II

3 credits

Total Semester Hours: 17

Courses required for the sophomore first semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

ECON 2301

or

PSYC 2301

Principles of Macroeconomics

 

Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

 

3 credits

POLS 2301

Government & Politics of the U.S.

3 credits

VETT 2201

Introduction to Veterinary Technology

2 credits

VETT 2233

Veterinary Medical Terminology

2 credits

^Language, Philosophy, & Culture Elective

3 credits

Total Semester Hours: 13

Courses required for the sophomore second semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

POLS 2302

Government & Politics of Texas

3 credits

 VETT 2105

Veterinary Medical Calculations

1 credit

VETT 3303

Veterinary Physiology

3 credits

VETT 3324

Health Management of Small Animals I

3 credits

VETT 3402

Veterinary Anatomy

4 credits

 

^Creative Arts Elective

3 credits

Total Semester Hours: 17

Courses required for the junior first semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

VETT 3311

Health Management of Small Animals II

3 credits

VETT 3328

Veterinary Clinical Pathology I

3 credits

VETT 3330

Veterinary Nursing Techniques for Small Animals I

3 credits

VETT 4312

Veterinary Pharmacology

3 credits

Total Semester Hours: 12

Courses required for the junior second semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

VETT 3206

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

2 credits

VETT 3225

Veterinary Nursing Techniques for Small Animals II

2 credits

VETT 3229

Veterinary Clinical Pathology II

2 credits

VETT 4323

Laboratory Animal and Small Mammal Management

3 credits

VETT 4426

Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing I

4 credits

Total Semester Hours: 13

Courses required for the junior summer session.
Course # Course Name Credits

VETT 3209

Veterinary Parasitology

2 credits

VETT 3227

Veterinary Nursing Techniques for Zoo and Wildlife Species

2 credits

VETT 3234

Veterinary Dentistry

2 credits

VETT 4322

Health Management of Zoo and Wildlife Species

3 credits

Total Semester Hours: 9

Courses required for the senior first semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

VETT 4217

Veterinary Office Management (WI)

2 credits

VETT 4315

Health Management of Hoofstock

3 credits

VETT 4331

Veterinary Nursing Techniques for Hoofstock

3 credits

VETT 4420

Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing II

4 credits

Total Semester Hours: 12

Courses required for the senior second semester.
Course # Course Name Credits

VETT 4135

Veterinary Technician National Examination Preparation

1 credit

VETT 4236

Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine

2 credits

VETT 4910

Veterinary Technology Clinical Externship

9 credits

Total Semester Hours: 12

General Courses: 47 credit hours

VETT Courses: 73 credit hours

Total Degree Hours Required: 120