Veterinary Technician or Technologist

College of Veterinary Medicine

The veterinary technician (Associate of Science) and technologist (Bachelor of Science) degrees prepare graduates to be integral members of the veterinary healthcare team. The program encompasses the nursing care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, various laboratory and clinical procedures, imaging, dental hygiene, pre- and post-surgical patient care, and anesthesia.

Purdue veterinary technology also has an associates, distance-learning degree program. Learn more.


Future Freshmen (on-campus program) - the freshman application deadline for fall enrollment is November 1. In addition to the application, veterinary technology applicants must submit a Veterinary Technology Experience Report form by November 1 as well.

Transfer Students - Transfer students who want to apply for Veterinary Technology must submit their Veterinary Technology Experience Report form and transcripts by November 1. The admission application for transfer students will be available on January 1 and must be completed by January 15.

Veterinary Technician or Technologist Website

Plan of Study


Contact Information

Veterinary Technology Office
Phone: 765-496-6579


Associate of Science (veterinary technician)

Bachelor of Science (veterinary technologist)

Related Career Interests


Medical Sciences and Technologies

Science and Research