Veterinary Technology

Become a Student

There is a competitive admission process for being admitted into the Veterinary Technology Program at MCC. To learn more please visit mesacc.edu/vet-tech-admissions for more information.

This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Veterinary Technology

Do you love animals and people? Would your ideal work environment be in a veterinary hospital, animal care laboratory, humane society, or a similar facility while caring for animals? If so, your future may be in veterinary technology.

Veterinary technicians act as essential team members to veterinarians, biomedical researchers, scientists, animal control agencies, and humane organizations. As a student of our Veterinary Technology program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of basic medical sciences, animal care and management, veterinary medical care, and client communications and service. You’ll also be able to obtain real-world experience in veterinary emergency scenarios, large and small animal practices, and more.

Make it happen. Take your first step toward your career in veterinary technology today.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Veterinary Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Veterinary Assisting

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Veterinary Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Veterinary Technology

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Veterinary Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

$30,577

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Want to Apply?

You can apply for the Veterinary Technology program by visiting the following link:

mesacc.edu/vet-tech-admissions