• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

The online graduate certificate in veterinary technology, the first of its kind, is well suited for veterinary professionals with the desire to master new skills in the field. All courses provide relevant, up-to-date information and contact with experts in their respective areas of veterinary medicine. Graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine go on to be leaders in their industry.

Graduate outcomes include

  • Learn to teach or communicate information to others in the profession;
  • Understand how to provide better patient and client services;
  • Obtain new and expanded opportunities within the profession.

Potential careers

  • Veterinary technician educator
  • Diagnostic or testing laboratory technician
  • Regional peer or client educator
  • Veterinary technician supervisor

Program structure and topics

The online graduate certificate in veterinary science is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. All courses are asynchronous; you can earn this certificate on your own time.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in one year.

Course work

In this graduate certificate program, students have the opportunity to tailor course work to their interests and applicability to their veterinary career. Course options include:

  • Emergency and critical care
  • Veterinary pain management
  • Cytology
  • Toxicology

American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Qualified candidates must be either veterinarians (Graduates of an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine) or veterinary technologists (Graduates of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician/technologist program with a baccalaureate degree).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least eight weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

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Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1
April 1

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $536.00
  • Fees: $14.03
  • Total: $550.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1608.00
  • Fees: $42.09
  • Total: $1650.09
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $536.00
  • Fees: $14.03
  • Total: $550.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1608.00
  • Fees: $42.09
  • Total: $1650.09
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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