Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Your love of animals can become your career!

YTI's Veterinary Technician program graduates will be proficient in animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, breeding, husbandry, sanitation, behavior, handling, nursing, euthanasia, and necropsy for various animal species. These skills will prepare you for employment as a veterinary technician in veterinary practices, universities, research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, zoos, or other areas where the skills of a vet technician are needed.

In addition to your classroom and lab training on campus, portions of the Veterinary Technician program will be taught at Leg Up Farm and White Oak Farm. At these locations, you will learn and practice skills with large animals including horses and cows.

At YTI Career Institute, training starts with employment as the goal. The YTI experience combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, your externship will prepare you with the working knowledge and skills you'll need as an important part of a veterinary team.

Program Details

  • Program offered at YTI-York
  • Program length: 21 months
  • Credits: 101
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Technology degree

Veterinary Technician Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Veterinary Technician program at YTI Career Institute - York is to prepare entry-level veterinary technicians using didactic and experiential hands-on training. The program focuses on integrity, teamwork, professionalism, critical thinking and core competency completion, which prepares graduates for a successful career in the veterinary industry.

At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.

Scholarship Opportunities
YTI has several High School Scholarship opportunities available at our York and Lancaster campuses.

Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.