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.
***Important curriculum changes to the Veterinary Technology program***
ANS110AA has been removed from the curriculum and replaced with VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology. The Veterinary Technology program will be accepting ANS110AA as a substitute for VET101 until May 2019 application period for entrance into the program Fall 2019. After that time, all students will be required to have taken VET101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology.
Best In the State of Arizona
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 (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org)
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
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.
- Small animal practice
- Large animal practice
- Emergency and Specialty practice
- Pharmaceutical sales
- Humane societies/Shelters
- Veterinary Supply sales
- Public Health Organizations
- Pet Food Industry
- and many others
High School Graduation or G.E.D equivalency. Completion of Program Prerequisites with a "C" or better and Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. We have a competitive admissions process. Please see Program Admission Page
|Eligible first time test takers||45|
|# first-time candidates taken VTNE||
|Three-year pass rate||90.0%|