The University of Tennessee at Martin's Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources (AGN) has developed an exceptional curriculum in the area of Veterinary Health Technology that provides extensive "hands-on" learning opportunities. Students completing this curriculum earn a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Science and an option in Veterinary Health Technology (VHT).
The University has a large 700 acre teaching farm with beef cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and a fully functional companion animal (dog and cat) laboratory/teaching facility. The primary purpose of the teaching farm is to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in the AGN department. The University of Tennessee at Martin also houses the West Tennessee Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory that performs necropsies and diagnostics for food and fiber producers and pet owners of West Tennessee. There are four full time Veterinarians and four Licensed Veterinary Technologists on staff. Students in the VHT Option are presented with numerous opportunities for "hands-on" learning activities with farm and companion animals. These facilities and dedicated personnel provide an outstanding platform for students to maximize their education through experiential learning.
Potential careers for veterinary health technologists include clinical practice, state and federal government, research positions, pharmaceutical sales, zoological positions, and many more. Veterinary Health Technology is a growing profession with excellent job opportunities.
Please contact us with any questions concerning the new option in Veterinary Health Technology.