Hands-on learning in the Veterinary Technology Skills Lab
Clinical instruction and training with live animals
World's first high-fidelity canine patient simulator for veterinary technician training
Convenient Orange County location in Irvine, CA
AVMA accredited program
“Stanbridge was recommended to me
by a friend [...]. After visiting the campus,
I knew it was the right place for me.”
Janelle S., Stanbridge College Graduating Class of 2009
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About Stanbridge College Veterinary Technician Degree
The bond between people and their pets has never been stronger. Animals of all sizes have increasingly become an important part of the family and their owners want the best when it comes to their health and well-being. At Stanbridge, we feel that compassion for those in need doesn't stop with our fellow man. We advocate for the humane treatment of all living creatures in need and strive to instill this in each one of our Veterinary Technician students.
With an acute awareness of the growing advancements in veterinary medicine, we ensure our Veterinary Technician students are immersed in quality instruction and thorough, hands-on training with live animals, to support the diverse skill sets needed for their future profession. We feel a positive, communicative, and detail-oriented mind set will prepare students to advocate for their patients and counsel their owners. Students bring classroom concepts to life in our Veterinary Technology Skills Lab and learn with licensed veterinarians and veterinarian technicians in real animal shelters. Our goal is to graduate animal care providers of the future, whose genuine compassion is matched by their skill, critical thinking, and determination to improve the lives of those around them.
The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is one of the final milestones required for all veterinary technician students to take and pass in order to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the United States. Created by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards, the VTNE is focused on testing the student’s skills and knowledge of animal care and their ability to make decisions in various scenarios under critical conditions. The VTNE test requires that students understand the basic principles of veterinary care and apply this to different elements of patient safety management.
Our unyielding commitment to our students' preparation for certification exams provides students with a comprehensive end-of-program review. Stanbridge College continuously provides top-of-the-line examination preparation to assist students in successfully completing their exam. These services are provided at no additional charge to our students.
Stanbridge College is committed to our students' veterinary technology education and career. As a highly regarded and award-winning institution for excellence, we take every measure to help students complete the program successfully and find employment. Our Veterinary Technician degree program faculty and staff are caring, friendly, and highly qualified in the industry. The Stanbridge College Veterinary Technology Skills Lab is a student resource designed to offer exposure to the kinds of equipment, tools, and environment in which our graduates will be working. These tools enable our students to learn proper techniques for the safety of their patients and themselves.
Stanbridge students learn in classrooms and labs outfitted with the newest technology including:
SMART Board in every classroom
Laptop for each student in every classroom
PowerPoints available online with note saving availability
Computerized exams for instant score results
Online Learning Resource System
For each year from 2009 through 2014, Stanbridge College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement1. Stanbridge is also a 2008 - 2009 recipient of the School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC)2. Stanbridge College also was recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. as one of America's Best Technical Colleges for each year from 2009 through 2014.3
The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) (1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360; phone; 800.248.2862; www.avma.org). The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree has been approved by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.