What does an RVT do?
A registered veterinary technician (RVT) helps care for exotic, large, and small animals and performs medical tests to assist veterinarians in diagnosing illnesses and injuries. Under the supervision of veterinarians, RVTs can assist in preparing animals for surgery, administering medication and vaccinations, taking x-rays, administering anesthesia, performing lab tests, and providing basic care for animals.
Where does an RVT work?
Private clinics and animals hospitals employ registered veterinary technicians (RVT). RVTS also work in laboratories, colleges and universities, rescues, shelters, zoos, and aquariums.
Why should I start my career as an RVT?
Training to become a registered veterinary technician (RVT) takes both a passion for animal care and a focused education in the fundamental concepts in anatomy and biology. Obtaining an associate’s degree to prepare for licensure requires a commitment that ultimately can lead to a life-long, rewarding career.
Hands-On Training with Live Animals
Under the supervision of professional veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians (RVT), learn to provide care for large, small, and exotic animals on campus and in partner universities, zoos, equine riding therapy facilities, and animal hospitals in Orange County and Southern California.
World-Class Vet Tech Simulation Labs
Train in two fully-functional Veterinary Teaching Clinics with Examination, Surgical, X-ray, and Laboratory suites to learn proper and safe techniques of animal care.
World’s First High-Fidelity Canine Patient Simulator
Learn and test your skills on the world’s first high-fidelity patient simulator for veterinary technician training, developed at Cornell University. Practice CPR and emergency response to preprogrammed scenarios including respiratory constriction and functions that occur during anesthesia.
Virtual Reality Meets Classroom Concepts
Experience the next innovation in learning inside one of the largest virtual reality labs for medical training in the U.S. Delve into high-fidelity, virtual-holographic 3D models and animations of over 1,000 biological and anatomical structures.
West Coast’s First Surgical Canine Cadaver
Dive into anatomy and surgical assistance skills using the first synthetic canine cadaver on the West Coast. Life-like organs, bodily functions, and ability to practice surgical scenarios provide you with a safe environment to learn critical animal care skills.
In-Depth Anatomy and Biology Labs
Study the complexity and in-depth science behind animal biology in the Microbiology Lab and Anatomy & Physiology Lab on-campus. Gain a competitive edge with a deeper understanding of your patients’ needs and the science behind their injuries and illnesses.
Stanbridge NAVTA Student Chapter
Join a collaborative, active, and engaging group of fellow Veterinary Technology students and work together to serve local community needs and raise awareness of animal care. In 2015, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America chose Stanbridge University for it’s Student Chapter of the year.2
Innovative Digital Classrooms
Each classroom operates with a SMART Board, laptop workstations, and digital exams with instant score results. Access to online PowerPoint presentations with note-saving availability, instant student polling, and the digital Learning Resource System heightens the academic experience.
VTNE License Exam Preparation
With an unyielding commitment to preparing you for licensure, we provide top-of-the-line examination preparation throughout your program and at an end-of-program review.
Small Class Sizes with High Faculty-to-Student Ratio
Learning in small groups in your clinical labs optimizes your time with instructors and gives you a deeper understanding of skills.
Serve Your Community with Your Skills
Providing the local community with veterinary services brings concepts learned in class to life in real animal care environments.
An Early Focus on Career Development
One-on-one guidance gives you the tools to make a positive, lasting impression on future potential employers.