What colleges have recognized programs in veterinary medicine?
In the United States there are 28 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine, ranging from Cornell University in New York to The Ohio State University to Oregon State University.
There are no colleges of veterinary medicine within the state lines of Maryland. However, there is one just south in Virginia - Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. This school was started to address the shortage of veterinarians in both states, so residents of both Virginia and Maryland are considered "in-state" applicants.
In general, if a university has a veterinary medicine program, it is a good program. Veterinary medicine is a tightly accredited program and the educational standards are closely monitored by professional veterinary organizations. Also, there are relatively few universities that offer veterinary medicine training, particularly when compared to other sciences such as physics or psychology.
In Oklahoma there is only one veterinary school - at The Oklahoma State University. However, there are many schools that offer pre-veterinary medicine programs (to ensure you complete all the pre-requisite courses to apply to Oklahoma State University) as well as numerous veterinary technician schools.
Veterinary technician programs are offered to prepare people for working as a veterinary technician. Some programs are offered through community colleges or state universities and others through for-profit colleges. In the US, prospective students should look for a program that is AVMA accredited as this is part of the credentialing requirement in most states.
No, veterinary technology and veterinary medicine are two different professions and degree programs. For someone looking to become a veterinarian, they would choose a university which offers a degree program in veterinary medicine. For someone looking to become a veterinary technician, they would choose an AVMA accredited veterinary technology degree program.
No state in the US has any educational requirements for working as a veterinary ASSISTANT. This is an entry level-position in a veterinary facility and training is generally done on the job. You can simply apply at veterinary facilities for a position as a veterinary assistant. There are voluntary educational opportunities, however these are not equivalent to a college degree program and are instead basic vocational training. There is no over-sight by a professional body…
Answer The difference between a veterinary techician and a veterinary assistant is the amount of education and credentialling required. Veterinary assistants are not required to have any education related to the field of veterinary medicine or veterinary technology. There are voluntary educational opportunities; however these are not equivalent to a college degree programs and are instead basic vocational training. There is no over-sight by a professional body to ensure that the majority of these programs…
The difference between a veterinary techician and a veterinary assistant are the education and credentialling requirements. Veterinary assistants are not required to have any educatiton related to the field of veterinary medicine or veterinary technology. There are voluntary educational opportunities, however these are not equivalent to a college degree programs and are instead basic vocational training. There is no over-sight by a professional body to ensure that the majority of these programs provide adequate or…