UC Blue Ash College

Veterinary Technology Department

Professor Jennifer Wells working with a student and a puppy

The Veterinary Technology Program at UC Blue Ash College provides students with the opportunity to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree that trains them to assist veterinarians in industry, medical centers and animal hospitals. 

The freshman year courses may be taken full or part-time, and the sophomore year is offered in a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) format to meet the diverse needs of our students.

This program provides training in animal husbandry and restraint, nursing, surgical preparation and techniques, drug administration, anesthesia, anatomy, laboratory techniques and radiography. Preceptor-ships at various private practices and research institutions provide valuable on-the-job training. 

Selective Admission Application Sessions 

Don't miss the upcoming selective admission application sessions to learn more about the application and clinical portion of the Veterinary Technology program at UC Blue Ash College. These application sessions are for students who meet, or will meet, the selective admission requirements by the end of the spring semester and are wanting more information about applying to the program. You will meet the department representatives and learn more about the application process and what to expect in the program as a part-time or full-time student.

  • Friday, February 2, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Walters 100
  • Monday, March 4, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Walters 100

Registration will be available soon. 

Academic Program

Career-Oriented Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technology: The Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology is designed to train technicians to assist veterinarians in industry, medical centers and animal hospitals.

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for Veterinary Technology includes confirmed admission to the University of Cincinnati and specific levels of achievement in biology, chemistry, math, English and grade point average (GPA). See the chart at the details page for the specifics regarding these minimum requirements.

Selective admission applications for the clinical portion of the Veterinary Technology program are now closed. 

Important Information about the Rabies Vaccination Requirement

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. Humans, like most other mammals, are susceptible to the Rabies virus. Those who work in the veterinary field are at high risk of exposure to the Rabies virus. As a student in UC Blue Ash’s Veterinary Technology Program, you will be exposed to many animals that could potentially be harboring the Rabies virus. 

The CVTEA/AVMA (the accrediting agency for the program) requires that you protect yourself with a prophylactic series of injections prior to entrance into the selective admission clinical course for Veterinary Technicians. Therefore, all students entering the clinical portion of the Vet Tech Program after May 15, 2022 must complete the Rabies pre-exposure vaccination series prior to handling any dogs, cats, or ruminants and/or participating in any clinical placements. 

Students should be aware that the Vet Tech Program functions on a model of cooperative care with local humane societies and farms to provide necessary animal preventative care, diagnostics, treatments, and surgery. Students who do not receive the Rabies vaccination may not be able to complete required portions of the Vet Tech Program and therefore may not be able to graduate.


Contact Information

Vet Tech | Room 106B
Phone: 513-558-9400
Email: bentonsy@ucmail.uc.edu