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Equine Veterinary Technology

Veterinary TechnologyThis program offers a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician with an emphasis on horses. This major is derived from an articulation agreement between Columbus State Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program, fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Otterbein’s Department of Equine Science. Students pay tuition to Columbus State when taking courses there, and to Otterbein when courses are taken here. Ohio residency status will affect the Columbus State tuition.

Students complete half of their clinical experience at The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital and half at a veterinary medical practice. They acquire skills in hematology, parasitology, microbiology, surgical techniques, and anesthesia, to name a few.

At the end of four years, with the successful completion of requirements from both institutions, the student earns the Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College and the Baccalaureate degree in Equine Veterinary Technology from Otterbein University. Once the Veterinary Technician National Examination is successfully completed, the graduate is recognized as a Registered Veterinary Technician. State specific exams will allow students to practice in states other than Ohio.

Join the Otterbein Pre-Vet & Health Tech Club
Otterbein’s EPRE/EVT Club is geared toward strengthening post-graduation plans for students majoring in Zoo & Conservation Science, Equine Veterinary Technology, and Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-graduate Studies.

Equine Science

  • At the Knowlton Center

    Wendy Hovey, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.3020
    f/ 614.823.1585
    e/ whovey@otterbein.edu 
  • On Campus

    Donna Rhodeback, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.1517
    f/ 614.823.3042
    e/ drhodeback@otterbein.edu