July 15, 2013


 More veterinary technology programs recognized

Posted July 1, 2013

The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities accredited 10 new veterinary technology programs during its April 26-28 meeting at AVMA headquarters. The new total of accredited programs is 218. Of the new programs, one is in Rhode Island and one in Hawaii—two states that have never had an AVMA-accredited program. Now only Alaska, Montana, and the District of Columbia do not have AVMA-accredited veterinary technology programs.

The newly accredited programs are as follows:

  • Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville. 
  •  New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, R.I. 
  • Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Fla. 
  • Pima Medical Institute-Denver, Aurora, Colo.
  • Platt College-Ontario, Ontario, Calif.
  • San Joaquin Valley College, Fresno, Calif.
  • Southwest Georgia Technical College, Thomasville.
  • Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tenn.
  • Windward Community College, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
In other CVTEA actions, eight programs requested and were granted terminal accreditation because of program closures. They are as follows:
  • Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho.
  • Kaplan College, Phoenix.
  • Sanford Brown College, Dearborn, Mich.
  • Sanford Brown College, Fenton, Mo.
  • Sanford Brown College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Sanford Brown College, Portland, Ore.
  • Sanford Brown College, St. Peters, Mo.
  • Sanford Brown College, Tysons Corner, Va.

And Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wis., had its accreditation withdrawn because of program closure.

Now, of 218 AVMA CVTEA–accredited programs, 21 offer a bachelor’s, and eight offer distance education.
To view the complete list, go to Veterinary Technology Programs.

During its meeting, the CVTEA also evaluated 30 site visit reports and reviewed numerous annual, biennial, interim, and terminal reports, in addition to other requests. The CVTEA has 28 site visits scheduled for the remainder of 2013.