The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Nursing Program offers two degree options: a Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing. Key components of both programs include foundational courses focusing on anatomy, physiology, nutrition, animal diseases, comprehensive veterinary nursing, and clinical laboratory procedures. Courses incorporate hands-on learning and animal interaction to promote development of necessary skills.
As an AVMA-accredited Program, both Certificate of Completion and Bachelor of Science graduates are eligible to take the national board examination. Successful completion of the national examination is required for credentialing as a licensed, registered, or certified veterinary technician.