The RCTC Veterinary Technician Program is Fully Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Program Outcomes as dictated through AVMA accreditation:

  • Participate in facility management utilizing traditional and electronic media and appropriate veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Safely and effectively administer prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Accurately dispense and explain prescribed drugs to clients.
  • Demonstrate and perform patient assessment techniques in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and demonstrate husbandry, nutrition, therapeutic and dentistry techniques appropriate to various animal species.
  • Safely and effectively manage patients in all phases of anesthetic procedures.
  • Safely and effectively select, utilize and maintain anesthetic delivery and monitoring instruments and equipment.
  • Understand and integrate all aspects of patient management for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and provide the appropriate instruments, supplies and environment to maintain asepsis during surgical procedures.
  • Properly package, handle and store specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Properly carry out analysis of laboratory specimens.
  • Safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  • Safely and effectively handle common laboratory animals used in animal research.
  • Understand the approach to providing safe and effective care for birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets.


(July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017)

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Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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