Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Print E-mail

The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology Program at Baton Rouge Community College is to supply the animal health care community with quality, career-ready, skilled Registered Veterinary Technicians.


The strategic goal of our program is to provide students with the resources needed, through classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences, to prepare them for career-ready employment in veterinary hospitals or the animal health care industry. Specifically, the educational experience is designed to:

  • Teach an attitude of personal student ownership of their education.
  • Teach an attitude of excellence.
  • Teach an attitude of teamwork.
  • Teach an attitude of professionalism.
  • Teach the difference between fundamentals (principles) and techniques (style), and to encourage CRITICAL THINKING.
  • Teach client education fundamentals wherever applicable.
  • Teach preventative health principles wherever applicable.
  • Teach a respect for animal owners, as well as their animals.
  • Teach technical skills with all of the latest technology and techniques of modern veterinary practices.
  • Prepare students to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) given after graduation for licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician.


The following outcome data for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) pass rates are published in compliance with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) reporting for Accreditation of the Veterinary Technology Program.

Baton Rouge Community College Veterinary Program Technology Program

VTNE Pass Rates (first-time candidates) - Total July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

Number of first-time candidates that have take the VTNE - 16

Number of eligible first-time candidates - 19

Three-Year Pass Rate on VTNE Percentage - 66%*

*These scores reflect only 1.5 years of data and do not include total pass rate of the VTNE by Baton Rouge Community College students. Fifteen (15) of sixteen (16) students from the classes of 2013 and 2014 who took the VTNE have passed the licensing examination.


For additional information please contact:

Dr. Becky Adcock
Program Director Veterinary Technology
Cypress Building
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(225) 216-8099

Rebecca Wesley, RVT, Clinical Coordinator
(225) 216-8675


It is the policy of Baton Rouge Community College not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion,national origin or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies.