Program Mission and Objectives
Associate of Applied Science – Veterinary Technology
The mission of the Moberly Area Community College (MACC) Veterinary Technology Program is to produce exceptional career-ready veterinary technicians committed to improving animal health and the profession of veterinary medicine.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency of animal behavior, care, and handling to minimize fear and stress of the patient and to ensure safety of the veterinary medical team.
- Describe the anatomy and functions of major body systems.
- Apply a working knowledge of common companion and large animal diseases and actively participate in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care in both nonemergent and emergent situations along with other veterinary medical team members.
- Develop effective interpersonal relationships with clients, patients, and members of the veterinary medical team.
- Demonstrate competence in performing procedures related to veterinary preventative care, pharmacology, anesthesia, surgical and medical nursing, and diagnostic imaging.
- Accurately perform laboratory procedures in veterinary parasitology, clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, and cytology.
- Demonstrate competence in performing nursing procedures with companion animals, laboratory animals, and farm animals.
- Assume responsibility for self-direction and continuing personal and professional growth.
- Understand the current issues that affect the veterinary industry and practice within the ethical and legal framework of the registered veterinary technician as outlined in the Missouri Veterinary Medical Practice Act.