Veterinary Technology

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Jill Sheport

Residential Faculty - Director, Veterinary Technology

480-461-7488

480-461-7309 (fax)

Office: TC 50 - Room: TC 420

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.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology/Animal Health

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology/Animal Health program 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 assistants to veterinarians, biomedical researchers, other scientists, and animal control and humane organizations. Instruction 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.

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

Program Description

The Veterinary Technology/Animal Health program prepares students for careers in veterinary technology, which require knowledge and skills involving basic medical sciences, general animal care and management, veterinary medical care, and client communications and service. Veterinary technicians function as the paraprofessional assistants to veterinarians, biomedical researchers, other scientists, and animal control and humane organizations.

The program 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 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/Animal Health degree.

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

Admission Criteria: High school graduation or G.E.D. equivalency. Completion of Program Prerequisites. Application and admission to the Veterinary Technology/Animal Health program.

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