Cal Poly Pomona



The Animal Health Sciences Program endeavors to produce Registered Veterinary Technologists in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association that are trained in and educated in the veterinary care of dogs, cats and horses.  As a Bachelor’s Program, we are intent upon providing the students the depth and breadth of education for future specialization.  In addition, we strive to provide the educational resources for further development in the areas of business management or scientific research.

Program Goals

  1. The program will strive to have all students satisfy the learning objectives and complete the tasks required by the American Veterinary Medical Association for full accreditation.
  2. The program will provide students with the opportunity to develop an appropriate level of general education, technical expertise, intrapersonal ability and communication skills that are required for successful careers and fulfilling personal lives.
  3. The program will achieve a 75% pass rate for qualified graduates who take the national or state veterinary technician licensing examinations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will participate in facility management using traditional and electronic media and appropriate  veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations Communicate in a professional manner in all formats; written, oral, non-verbal and electronic Follow and uphold applicable laws and the veterinary professions’ ethical codes to provide quality care to patients .


        • AHS students will complete all required AHS classes with a grade of C- or better
        • Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the AVMA required skills by completing the skills list provided in each AHS class
        • Students will complete at least 300 hrs of hands on externships in 4 different veterinary practices.
        • Graduates will meet the requirements to sit for the national and state board examinations
        • Students will participate in community based service learning.

Program Assessment Plans