Programs for Veterinary Technicians

  • Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Certificate Programs
  • Preparation to Become a VTS

With Veterinary Online Programs, graduate veterinary technicians can continue their education and earn university credit at the same time.

NOTE:  These certificates and degrees are to advance the knowledge of graduate veterinary technicians.  They are not intended to provide the initial training of skills to become a registered or certified veterinary technician.

Online BIOMED Courses

  • Achievable: Online BIOMED courses can help you on the job now and can position you for earning a bachelor’s degree later if you choose.
  • Convenient and flexible: The courses are 100 percent online, allowing you to study on your schedule while maintaining your full-time career.
  • Relevant: The courses cover current practices and methodologies taught by veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are faculty in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Possible Goals

  • Enhance your professional knowledge
    Take courses to become more knowledgeable and proficient in your current job.
  • Preparation to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist
    Courses are available that can potentially aid the acquisition of needed knowledge and skills to qualify to become a VTS while receiving college credits and professional CE credits.
  • Certificate in Veterinary Sciences or Biomedical Sciences
    Certificates are possible in veterinary sciences or biomedical sciences which may be valuable in applying for new jobs or when seeking promotions.  The courses taken can be a stepping stone to achieving a bachelor’s degree.  For more information on certificates, go to Certificates.
  • Degree Paths
    As a licensed veterinary technician and a graduate of an accredited two-year program, you may want to continue your studies and earn a baccalaureate degree.  A baccalaureate degree is a requirement, or common expectation, if you plan to pursue a career in education, government, research, hospital management, or the animal health industry.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, bachelor degree graduates have a 30 percent greater average lifetime earnings than associate degree graduates.  These BIOMED courses can be used as part of your course of study in Mizzou’s online Bachelor of General Studies or Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Bachelor of Health Science

BIOMED courses can be used as a component for a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree which is available online.

Click here to learn more about the online BHS degree.

Click here to contact a BHS advisor:  Kasey Freeman – –  (573) 882-8011  or Sarah E. Anthony –  –  (573) 882-3811

Bachelor of General Studies

BIOMED courses can currently be used as one of the three required components for a Bachelor of General Studies degree which is available online.

Click here to learn more about the online BGS degree.

Click here to contact a BGS advisor:  Ehren Oncken –  – (573) 882-9596


  • Upcoming Undergraduate Courses are listed in the Permission Number Request Form

Full Listing of:   BIOMED Courses

Statements about courses concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions, and other matters are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change without notice.  They are not to be regarded as offers to contract.

Academic Rigor

Online BIOMED course rigor is equivalent to that of traditional room-bound classes.  It is estimated that online and study time for a 3-credit-hour on-line course taken over a semester will require 6 to 9 clock hours per week.  Exams are proctored online.  All BIOMED courses are approved by MU Quality Matters criteria for online courses or in the process of MU Quality Matters evaluation.

Course Suitability

Students should consult with their academic advisor on the suitability of online elective courses relative to their undergraduate degree requirements.

Tuition and Fees

Student fees are comparable to, or less than, most other public AAU research institutions with an international reputation.  Online courses can reduce total educational costs by reducing travel costs and travel time lost, providing greater flexibility with job schedules, and avoiding the need for relocation.  For current student fees, visit: MU Cashiers Office

Financial Aid

  • Student Loans
    Online students who have been accepted into a degree program may qualify for Federal Student Aid.  For information on other requirements and an application, contact: MU Financial Aid
  • Missouri Community College Tuition Award
    Missouri residents who are graduates of Missouri, public, regionally accredited Community Colleges may be awarded a scholarship. It is 10% percent tuition award that reduces base tuition only.
  • Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award
    This award is available to veterans, active duty, National Guard, reserves, AND spouses and dependents. See:  MU Military Award

Frequently Asked Questions

Q – Can I transfer my vet tech courses to MU toward a bachelors degree program?

A – Yes, if you attended a regionally accredited college, some courses can usually be transferred.  NOTE: Not all AVMA-accredited veterinary technology programs are regionally accredited.  Courses will not transfer toward a bachelor’s degree program if AVMA-accredited but not regionally accredited. Information on Transfer credit.

Q – Do I have to schedule specific days or time of day to take online courses?

A – Courses are offered in the same periods as on-campus courses.  Veterinary Online Programs online work can be done 24 hours a day as best meets your schedule.  Course work is segmented into weekly sessions.

Q – How can I find out more about taking MU online classes?

A – Guidance for all BIOMED courses is provided at Veterinary Online Programs.

Ready to Apply? Learn more here.

Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology

If you currently hold an associate degree from an AVMA approved technician training program and have passed the VTNE, you can apply for the new online BS completion program in veterinary technology.

For questions about that program, please contact Dr. Cindy Cravens, Director: