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Veterinary Technology Additional Information

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that, according to U.S. federal law, must be established by institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program.

Request a digital copy of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals from the National Institutes of Health: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

Request a copy of the Policy for Reporting and Responding to Animal Welfare Concerns.

IACUC Chair: Kathy Hoffman
Attending Veterinarian: Dr. Laura Boarman

Accreditation USDA number: 61-R-0111

Veterinary Technical National Examination (VTNE) Results 

  • Testing Window: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023

  • Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 33

  • Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 69.7%

Rabies Mitivation Policy

Admission into the Veterinary Technology program is contingent upon students receiving the mandatory pre-exposure rabies vaccine. Of all the communicable diseases to which a veterinary medical professional may be exposed, the contraction of rabies, while unlikely, can be lethal. Therefore, the Owensboro Community & Technical College Veterinary Technology Program requires that all students be vaccinated against this disease.  This requirement is consistent with the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for persons in this field. Additional information will be provided to incoming students at summer orientation.

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