Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

Cecilia Maldonado-Daniels

Number of Pages



This is a descriptive study to determine the perceptions of the Associate of Applied Science graduates of the Veterinary Technology program at the College of Southern Nevada on their preparedness for and utilization in the veterinary workforce. These graduates complete an accredited program which follows the guidelines on the essential and recommended skills list identified and approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA/CVTEA); This study allowed the researcher to review the current curriculum at the College of Southern Nevada by reporting data from annual graduate follow-up surveys to confirm the curriculum complements the essential skills list. This study not only evaluated the perception of workforce utilization of program graduates, but the perception of educational preparedness and hands-on skill sets. Results indicate that program graduates feel they are utilized in and prepared for the veterinary workforce; however the numbers are too small to generalize to other AVMA accredited programs.


Graduates; Perception; Preparedness; Technology; Utilization; Veterinary; Workforce

Controlled Subject

Education, Higher; Veterinary medicine

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1464.32 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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