Veterinary Nurses are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal health care industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research facilities, zoos, and wildlife facilities and, working under the supervision of a licensed Vet, provide support for all aspects of animal care.
Independence Community College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree offers students training in the form of classroom instruction as well as hands-on field experience and professional internships in animal care facilities. Students can expect to study biology, animal physiology, anatomy, common procedures and medications, health and hygiene, animal handling and other related topics. During the program, students work with real patients in real-life situations which provide them with essential preparation for working with animals and their owners as a veterinary nurse.
Veterinary Nurses are in high demand and studies show that the need for skilled nurses will continue to grow for many years to come. ICC is one of only of a few colleges in Kansas to offer the highly sought training. After completing the required pre-requisite courses, students are required to apply to the program.
The Veterinary Nursing Program at Independence Community College is fully accredited by the AVMA-CVTEA.
If you would like more information about the Veterinary Nursing Program at Independence Community College, contact:
Hailey Mueller, DVM, Program Director
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Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Suggested Semester Plan
|Course Title||Credit Hours|
|English Comp 1||3|
|Intro to Vet Nursing||3|
|Small Animal Health Care||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals||5|
|Veterinary Nursing Practices I||3|
|Math for Veterinary Medicine||3|
|Radiology, Ultrasound, and Diagnostic Imaging||2|
|Vet Nurse Practices II||4|
|Principles of Anesthesiology||1|
|Large Animal Health Care & Nursing||5|
|Veterinary Surgical Nursing||6|
|Vet Nurse Office Practices||3|
|Lab, Wild & Exotic Animal Health and Nursing||4|
|VTNE Board Review||3|
Externship can be taken during any semester and credit hours
In accordance with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the national board pass rate at Independence Community College (Reporting Dates: July 1, 2018- June 30, 2021) are posted as follows:
Three Year Pass Rate (2019-2021): 53%
Number of First Time: VTNE Testers: 21
*Independence Community College (ICC) makes no representations regarding whether a particular program will qualify a graduate for employment in any specific position. Applicants are responsible for checking with the licensing agency in their state for specific requirements as well as investigating the expectations for any agency or employer with which they may wish to seek employment.*
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