At our Fort Myers, Florida, school, our Veterinary Technician Program will provide you with technical and critical thinking skills, and the training courses necessary for a lifelong career as a veterinary medical professional. Our classes provide hands-on experience from day one. Develop in-depth knowledge about animal behavior, nutrition, care, surgical nursing, pharmacology, dentistry, and diagnostics and laboratory procedures.
Get a job helping the lives of those you are most passionate about. Veterinary technicians are more than just “animal nurses.” They are dedicated healthcare professionals who are passionate about animal care and who apply their specialized knowledge to nurture the health and well-being of animals.
Our program staff has designed the necessary curriculum to prepare you for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). In addition, our affiliations with local animal hospitals and veterinary clinics allow for excellent networking opportunities. You will be able to choose the externship experience that best suits your lifestyle and career goals.
Veterinary technicians generally work in various types of veterinary practices and clinics, animal shelters, and specialty and referral veterinary hospitals. In these practices, technicians have the opportunity to work with a variety of species, including small and large animals and exotic species.
WHICH VETERINARY TECHNICIAN SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
- Restraint procedures, nail trims, first aid and CPR
- Operate lab equipment
- Understand medication guidelines
- Front-office procedures
- Client education
- Record animal histories
- Diet, nutrition and metabolism
- Collect blood and tissue samples
- Prepare and position animals for X-rays as well as take and process the X-rays
- Understand large- and small-animal treatment procedures
- Perform procedures on avians, reptiles and amphibians
- Assist in surgical procedures and monitoring devices
- Provide postoperative care
- Sterilize surgical and laboratory equipment
WHERE DO VETERINARY TECHNICIANS WORK?
- Small-Animal Hospitals
- Veterinary Industry
- Pet Adoption Centers
- Large-Animal Hospitals
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In accordance with Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 6E-2.004(1)(b)1. and Florida Statutes, Chapter 1005.02(4) Heritage operates under the name “Heritage Institute” in Florida. All other Heritage campuses operate under the name “Heritage College.”
The Florida Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education since 1/26/2001 – License #2367.
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The Heritage Institute Veterinary Technician Program has been granted Initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), 1931 N. Meacham Rd. Ste. 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
6630 Orion Drive, Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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This easy-to-get-to Heritage Institute campus next door to the Gulf Coast Medical Center features a student lounge and a resource center along with fully equipped classrooms that support our hands-on approach to education.
As students prepare for their healthcare career, they often study in simulated, real-life settings, including a veterinary surgical suite, a massage clinic, an X-ray lab, a medical assisting lab, a pharmaceutical lab, dental lab and an instructional gym for personal training students.
Heritage Institute utilizes industry-standard equipment for our career education programs to ensure that students are prepared with the knowledge, skills and hands-on training needed for successful employment in their chosen field. Additionally, the campus offers a number of resources to assist students, and the faculty and staff are committed to the success of our students.