Veterinary Technology

Dr. Kimberly Focht, DVM

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Kimberly Focht, D.V.M.

Program Director Veterinary Technology program

480-461-7661

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 423A

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

Fast Fact

100%

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.

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 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 July 1, 2014- June 30, 2017.
Eligible first time test takers 45
# first-time candidates taken VTNE

40

Three-year pass rate 90.0%