Six-year Pathway to Success 

Financial aid

  • Most financial aid requires a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester. There is general information at the VNDL financial aid page. This pathway may not allow for the use of financial aid.
  • Once you are admitted, please contact the Division of Financial Aid to review eligibility and credit hour requirements specific to you. In your communication, please clearly state that you are a Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning student and provide your PUID.

Factors to Consider

  • This pathway allows most students to complete the program in 5-6 years.
  • Students should plan for 3-5 hours of study time/credit hour/week.
  • Students who are full-time employees should consider this or the Build-your-Own pathway.
  • Students should consider family priorities when determining if this is the best pathway.

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1st Semester


  • VM 10500 Intro to Veterinary Technology (credits 1)
  • BMS 11500 Anatomy for VT I (credits 2)
  • BMS 13500 Physiology for VT I (credits 1)

2nd Semester


  • BMS 11600 Anatomy for VT II (credits 2)
  • BMS 13600 Physiology for VT II (credits 1)
  • CPB 24000 Public & Occupational Health (credits 1)

3rd Semester


  • BMS 23500 Pharmacology for VT I (credits 1)
  • VCS 20100 Pharmacy Procedures for VT (credits 1)
  • CPB 15001 Clinical Pathology for VT I (credits 2)

4th Semester


  • BMS 23600 Pharmacology for VT II(credits 1)
  • CPB 25100 Clinical Pathology for VT II (credits 2)
  • VM 22300 Pharmacy Clinical Mentorship (credits .5)

5th Semester


  • VCS 23300 Intro to Optho, Derm and Oncology (credits 1)
  • VCS 24000 Nutrition for VT (credits 1)
  • VM 22700 Clinical Pathology Mentorship (credits 2)

6th Semester


  • VCS 14001 Small Animal Nursing I (credits 3)
  • VCS 14700 Principles of OR Tech and Sterilization for VT (credits 1)

7th Semester


  • VCS 23001 Small Animal Nursing II (credits 2.5)
  • VM 20500 Small Animal Mentorship I (credits 1.5)

8th Semester


  • VCS 14801 Large Animal Nursing I(credits 2)
  • VCS 23900 Dentistry for VT (credits .5)
  • VM 20600 Small Animal Mentorship II (credits 1)

9th Semester


  • VCS 23701 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management for VT II (credits 3)
  • VM 20700 Small Animal Mentorship III (credits 1)

10th Semester


  • CPB 22501 Parasitology(credits 2)
  • VM 21200 OR & Sterilization Mentorship (credits .5)
  • VM 20800 Large Animal Medical Nursing Mentorship (credits 1)

11th Semester


  • VCS 24200 Diagnostic Imaging (credits 3)
  • VM 21400 Parasitology Mentorship (credits .5)

12th Semester


  • VCS 24400 Principles of Anesthesia for VT (credits 3)
  • VM 21500 Diagnostic Imaging Mentorship I (credits 1)

13th Semester


  • CPB 22700 Microbiology for VT (credits 2)
  • VM 21300 Microbiology Mentorship (credits .5)
  • VM 20900 Equine Medical Nursing Mentorship (credits 1)

14th Semester


  • VM 24500 Management for VT (credits 1.5)
  • VM 21700 LA Diagnostic Imaging Mentorship (credits .5)
  • VM 21000 Small Animal Anesthesia Mentorship (credits 2)

15th Semester


  • VM 22900 Lab Animal Medicine (credits 2)
  • VM 21600 Diagnostic Imaging Mentorship II (credits 1.5)

16th Semester


  • VM 24800 Understanding Animal Disease (credits 2)
  • VM 21100 Large Animal Anesthesia Mentorship (credits 1)

17th Semester


  • VM 22800 Integrations (credits 2)
  • VM 22600 Lab Animal Mentorship (credits 1)

18th Semester


  • VM 22500 Advanced Clinical Mentorship (credits 1.5)
  • VM 22400 Necropsy Mentorship (credits .5)

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