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SIUC Taking The Lead On Education For New "Vet-Tech" Degree

December 05, 2007

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Recognizing the need for veterinary technicians, SIUC is playing a key role in providing hands-on training and education with animals leading to an associates degree in veterinary technology. The program will be offered at SIUC to students from five community colleges through the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market. This program was started after securing a $100,000 grant from the USDA that allowed the purchase of equipment. Veterinary technicians assist with every aspect of veterinary care (radiology, dental hygiene, surgery, pharmacology, etc). Program graduates can find jobs in animal shelters, zoos, research labs, and industry.  Read more about the new program: