Morehead State’s Veterinary Technology Program ranked first in the state, #8 in the nation


Morehead State’s Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program was named the best program in the state and #8 in the nation by, a resource website for those considering attending college.

Each year, the BestColleges Ranking Team evaluates hundreds of programs to produce our annual Best Bachelor in Veterinary Technician Rankings. In 2022, the team obtained the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the College Navigator, both hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. Each school is ranked according to a formula measuring academic factors (60%) and affordability (40%).

“I am so proud and honored to be part of this program for 25 years. Many of the schools ranked ahead of us are large universities that grant land and have enormous resources,” said Dr. Philip Prater, Professor of Veterinary Technology. . “Our MSU program maintains incredible integrity, retention and graduation success, and boasts an employment rate of nearly 100%; all without the unlimited resources of big schools. It truly is a outstanding achievement.”

Dr. Ken Andries, chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, says the ranking proves the commitment of MSU faculty.

“These accomplishments would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of all faculty and program staff. They continue to attract qualified students to the program, which has helped build the program and the success it knows,” Andries said.

Prater said the best metric for measuring the success of the program is the success of its graduates.

“MSU Veterinary Technology graduates can be found in nearly every corner of the United States. Not only do they perform well in private practice situations, but many of them hold supervisory positions in industry, laboratories diagnostics, veterinary colleges and government regulatory practices,” he said. said. “Most notable is the fact that many MSU Vet Tech graduates are now professors in other veterinary tech programs around the country, paying for the exceptional education they received at Morehead State University.”

Last year, the Veterinary Technology program achieved a 100% pass rate on the Veterinary Technology National Examination (VTNE), a test required to obtain a Veterinary Technology license.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that veterinary technology jobs will grow by 15% between 2020 and 2030.

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Ryan H. Bowman