Program Description

Rigorous Academics

The Veterinary Technology program at Mesa Community College is a rigorous and challenging AVMA-accredited program and provides instruction in small animal, large animal, and laboratory animal medical and surgical nursing, laboratory techniques, office protocol, emergency medicine, specialty medicine, and other topics.

Instruction also includes practical clinical internship experience in veterinary emergency, large animal, small animal, and specialty practices, as well as in zoos, laboratories, humane societies, and other facilities.

The curriculum combines courses in animal science and animal health with a general education component. Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree. Graduates from the program are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to become certified.


By being a center of excellence in Veterinary Technology education, the MCC Veterinary Technology program serves students by providing career-focused learning opportunities that prepare them for successful careers and lifelong learning.

Program Notes: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all program prerequisites and required courses.

Program competencies: MCCCD Program Description