The Department of Agricultural and Animal Sciences (versión español) of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Guayama Campus, aims for its graduates to acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge of agricultural and animal sciences. It trains the student in technological aspects incorporated into the area of agriculture and veterinary medicine through the offering of programs in the area of Agricultural and Veterinary Technology.
The Veterinary Technology Program aims to prepare veterinary technicians and technologists with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to assist veterinary doctors and provide safe, quality services to patients and clients integrating ethical principles and knowledge of federal, local, and state regulations for the care of animals.
The Associate Degree in Applied Sciences program in Veterinary Technician aims to train professionals who can assist the veterinarian in the procedures of exploration, treatment and pharmacology, prevention and diagnosis of diseases in animals. The graduate will be able to carry out other tasks of assistance to domestic animals, in the emergency areas, operating room and first aid, as well as imaging techniques and laboratory tests. The program is designed for students who aspire to work as assistants in clinics, hospitals, farms and animal research centers or any other place where a veterinarian needs their assistance.
The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology aspires to train professionals who can assist the doctor in veterinary medicine in procedures such as exploration, treatment and pharmacology, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases in animals. The graduate will be able to assist in other functions in the attention of domestic animals, research, and farm in the emergency areas, operating room and first aid; as well as imaging techniques and laboratory tests. The program is designed for students who wish to work as veterinary technologists in clinics, hospitals, farms, and animal research centers or anywhere else the doctor in veterinary medicine needs their assistance. The student who cannot complete the bachelor program will have the option of completing an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technician.
Veterinary Technology Program
- 1. Official transcript of high school credits or its equivalent with a minimum grade point index of 2.00 or its equivalent.
- 2.“College Board”, “SAT” or “ACT” results
- 3.Original Immunization Certificate (student under 21 years old)
- 4.Must present Social Security card
- 5.Valid identification (license, passport or military ID)
- 6.Declaration of Concentration (submit the form)
- 7.Form W9-S
- 1.Official transcript of credits from the University (s) of origin
- 2.Must have passed at least 12 credits with a grade of C or better from an accredited institution, except in academic programs that establish different requirements, in which case they must meet these requirements.
- 3.Not having been subject to disciplinary actions at the educational institution of origin
- 4.Original Immunization Certificate (student under 21 years old)
- 5.Certification of Transfer Student
- 6.Must present Social Security card
- 7.Valid identification (license, passport or military ID)
- 8.Catalog or description of courses taken at other universities (if necessary)
- 9.Declaration of Concentration (form)
- 10.Form W9-S (form)
- 11.Transfer Student Certification Form (form)
Students Adult Education Program (AVANCE)
All students to be a candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:
- Pass the 65 credits included in the study program.
- Complete a total of 240 hours of clinical practice.
- Meet any other institutional graduation requirement that is in effect at the time the student requests graduation.
Student Pregnancy Status Policy
Student Immunization against Rabies Policy
Aggressive Animals Policy
Animal Bites and Scratches Policy
The practice centers identified by the Clinical Practice Coordinator comply with the standards and requirements established by the Program of Veterinary Technology. Among the requirements are that the center must have Doctors in Veterinary Medicine and / or Veterinary Technologists licensed by the Puerto Rico Veterinary Medical Examining Board and / or the Sub Board of Veterinary Technicians and Technologists.
The practice centers are an essential tool in learning the skills, aptitudes and knowledge of our students and in turn, train them in multiple work settings. Among the working scenarios, the following stand out: veterinary clinics, livestock production farms, shelters, sanctuaries, emergency hospitals, zoos, university institutions, racetracks, among others.
Director of Veterinary Technology Program
Agro. Amaris Guzmán Rivera, M.S
Tel. 787-864-2222 Ext. 2130
Lcda. Madeline Villafañe, LVT
787-864-2222, ext. 2223
Myrna Collazo Rodríguez
Tel. 787-864-2222 Ext. 2227
Director of Veterinary Technology Program