The Veterinary Technology Program offers two different tracks: both a full-time and a part-time option. The full-time option is five semesters in length while the part-time option is eleven semesters in length. Both tracts lead to an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree encompassing both general education requirements and veterinary technology knowledge and skills acquisition. The program is designed to prepare the student to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam which in turn will qualify the student to become a licensed veterinary technician. The courses at Chattanooga State will make use of state-of-the-art facilities. Clinical experiences will occur in local veterinary clinics and hospitals.
The program is not designed to meet educational requirements for those students desiring to transfer to a pre-veterinary program.
Apply to Chattanooga State
A completed application to the college with all required materials (H.S. transcript or GED, college transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, etc.) must be received in the Chattanooga State Admissions office prior to making application to the Veterinary Technology Program. To apply to Chattanooga State view our application process for details.
All application materials for the Program must be submitted no later than May 1 of the year in which fall admission is sought. (The major code for Veterinary Technology is VETT)
All Learning Support Courses must be successfully completed prior to application to the Program or, by special exception. Special exception requests will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Veterinary Technology Admissions Committee
Apply to Veterinary Technology Program
Step 1: Apply for the Vet Tech Program The application deadline for to the Veterinary Technology Program is May 1 of the year in which fall admission is sought. Please send all program application materials to: Veterinary Technology Program; Chattanooga State; 4501 Amnicola Hwy; Chattanooga, TN 37406. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications accepted after this date will be considered only if there are not enough priority applicants to fill the 24 seats in the class.) Admission Application
Step 2: Provide Observation Documentation Documentation verifying a minimum of 40 hours spent working, volunteering, and/or observing with a veterinarian in a full service veterinary hospital should also be sent to the above address or FAX to (423) 697-2595. Observation Hours Form
Step 3: Take the TEAS Test Please note: It is best to take this exam as soon as possible as it fills quickly and may be full if you wait until the last couple of dates prior to the application deadline. Send a copy of your TEAS Test results to the Veterinary Technology Program. In order for an application to be evaluated, all items in Steps 1, 2 and 3 must be completed and submitted by the May 1 deadline date. Successful applicants will be notified by mail approximately 4 6 weeks after the deadline date. TEAS Information and Registration Form
Ms. Katie White, LVMT at 423-697-2521
Program Director, Dr. Marcy O'Rourke at 423-697-4733
Upon graduation the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians’ competency to practice and to be credentialed. The 3 hour exam is administered at Prometric Testing Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The candidate’s score on the VTNE is based on responses to 150 questions. View VTNE Results
Part-Time Course Schedule | Full-Time Course Schedule can be found in the A.A.S. Details below.