Contact the Program Director

Dr. Kimberly Focht DVM

Veterinary Tech


Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 423A

*****NEW AND IMPROVED: ANS110AA is now VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology *****

You’re great with animals. But you’re also great with people. Which is why you’ll make a great veterinary technician. Your career in this challenging and rewarding health care profession begins at MCC.

Admission to the Program

We have a competitive admission process to be admitted into the Veterinary Technology Program at MCC.   See what is required to be eligible to apply to the program on our Program Admission page.

Best In the State of Arizona

Fast Fact


of 2016 graduates passed national boards on their first attempt

*(source: VTNE)

Mesa Community College's veterinary technician program is ranked among the top 20 in the nation for 2016-2017 according to  Community for Accredited Online Schools ( 

We have the top pass rate for any Vet Tech program in Arizona, at 90% over the last 3 years and 100% for 2016!

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology/Animal Health

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology/Animal Health prepares students for careers in veterinary technology which require knowledge and skills involving basic medical sciences, animal care and management, veterinary medical care, and client communications and service. Veterinary technicians function as the paraprofessional support staff to veterinarians, bio-medical researchers, other scientists, and animal control and humane organizations.

Career Opportunities:

  • Small animal practice
  • Large animal practice
  • Emergency and Specialty practice
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Military
  • Humane societies/Shelters
  • Veterinary Supply sales
  • Public Health Organizations
  • Pet Food Industry
  • and many others

Admission Criteria

High School Graduation or G.E.D equivalency. Completion of  Program  Prerequisites with a "C" or better and Admission to the Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Program. We have a competitive admissions process. Please see  Program Admission Page

Three year pass rate (based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year) on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) includes current results for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 graduates.
Eligible first time test takers 45
# first-time candidates taken VTNE


Three-year pass rate 90.0%