Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Program Detail

Become a Student

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Only students who have completed the pre-requisite coursework may apply for acceptance to the Program. Please visit the Veterinary Technology website above for more information about pre-requisites.

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

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.

The Veterinary Technology/Animal Health program provides you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to function as professional technical support to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and other scientists, animal control, and humane organizations. You’ll study the basic medical sciences, animal care and management, veterinary medical care, and client communications and service. The program includes practical clinical experience in veterinary emergency, large animal, small animal, and specialty practices in laboratories, humane societies, and other facilities.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Example Titles
Veterinary Technician
Zoo/Wildlife Medicine
Veterinary Supplies Sales
Herd Health Manager
Types of Employers
Private Practice Veterinarians
Humane Societies
Armed Forces
Diagnostic Laboratories
Zoos

Pet ownership is expected to continue growing over the next decade. Consequently, pet owners are expected to increase their use of veterinary services, which in turn increases the demand for veterinary technicians. Graduates of training programs in veterinary technology have the best prospects for a job in the field.

As veterinary technologists and technicians acquire advanced expertise, they can take on more tasks helping veterinarians. Experienced technologists and technicians may become supervisors. They can advance to managing animal shelters, veterinary hospitals, and humane societies.

Veterinary Technicians:

  • Work under the supervision of veterinarians
  • May work full- or part-time
  • Often work 40 hours a week
  • Some work for research labs
  • Often train in two-year programs
  • Need a license

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Course Sequence

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Only students who have completed the pre-requisite coursework may apply for acceptance to the Program. Please visit the Veterinary Technology website for more information about pre-requisites.