NDSU's veterinary technology program will prepare you for an exciting career in animal health care. You'll learn technical nursing and laboratory skills, along with a broad understanding of animal health, disease, husbandry, clinical pathology, radiography, pharmacology, microbiology, anesthesiology and other disciplines. In addition to classroom learning, our program offers practical experiences including labs, clinical observations and a clinical externship.
Your academic career is planned to allow you to achieve your career goals and adapt to individual employment needs after you graduate. Our graduates can choose to pursue careers in many fields, including animal health care (including private practice), teaching, research, government and zoos. Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is the only program in the United States that offers a minor in large animal veterinary technology. Students interact with companion animals, horses and livestock, as well as program veterinarians, veterinary technologists and animal health scientists. Students also have access to on-campus facilities like a small animal surgery suite, radiography room and darkroom, and a Veterinary Wellness Clinic.