B.S. in Equine Veterinary Technology

This program offers a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician with an emphasis on horses. This major is derived from an articulation agreement between Columbus State Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program, fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Otterbein’s Department of Equine Science. Students pay tuition to Columbus State when taking courses there, and to Otterbein when courses are taken here. Ohio residency status will affect the Columbus State tuition.

Students complete clinical experiences at two veterinary medical practices.  They acquire skills in many aspects of veterinary medicine, including hematology, parasitology, microbiology, surgical techniques, and anesthesia.

At the end of four years, with the successful completion of requirements from both institutions, the student earns the Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College and the Baccalaureate degree in Equine Veterinary Technology from Otterbein University. Once the Veterinary Technician National Examination is successfully completed, the graduate is recognized as a Registered Veterinary Technician. State specific exams will allow students to practice in states other than Ohio.

Student Learning Outcomes University Learning Goals (KMERI*)
1. Students will be proficient in basic equine handling and management skills. Knowledgeable, Multi-Literate
2. Students will demonstrate awareness of current issues related to the equine industry. Knowledgeable, Multi-Literate, Responsible
3. Students will demonstrate applied knowledge of equine anatomy by completing a comprehensive dissection project. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
4. Students will be proficient in clinical skills specific to their area of study. Knowledgeable, Engaged, Inquisitive
5. Students will understand and apply specific concepts related to their area of study and be an educational resource for the community. Knowledgeable, Multi-Literate, Engaged, Responsible
6. Students will effectively participate in Team Based Learning. Engaged, Inquisitive
7. Students will be able to evaluate veterinary and medical journals to broaden their understanding and working knowledge of veterinary medicine. Knowledgeable, Multi-Literate

*NOTE: KMERI refers to Otterbein's learning goals. It stands for KnowledgeableMulti-literateEngagedResponsible, and Inquisitive. To learn more about KMERI, visit our University Learning Goals page.