Does working as a veterinary technician sound like a dream come true?

If you’ve ever considered a career in veterinary technology, you’ve come to the right place. Integrating lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, City College’s Veterinary Technology Program can prepare you for a rewarding career in this incredible field.

Find out now what you need to know.


You will study key fundamentals and principles

As part of the veterinary technology program at City College, you will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics and disciplines within the field of veterinary science. Curious what kind of concepts you will learn during this program?  Some of the core courses you will take include:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Office Management and Reception Skills
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Anesthesia for Veterinary Nurses
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Nursing and Technical Skills


How many courses will you need to take? As part of the veterinary technology program at City College, you will be required to complete 1110 hours of lecture/lab. Studying topics from surgery for veterinary nurses to animal anatomy and physiology, you will learn key concepts, principles, and topics necessary to begin a rewarding career as a veterinary technician.

You will partake in hands-on clinical courses

In addition to completing the required number of hours in the classroom, you’ll also be expected to complete 300 hours of externship at a local clinic. During this time you will gain hands-on experience while also being exposed to “real-life” scenarios. These scenarios are designed to provide essential on-the-job skills training by covering all areas in which technicians will be expected to perform in the workplace. After all, there’s nothing quite like first-hand experience. Rest assured, as a student in the veterinary technology program at City College you will be able to take your learning beyond the classroom.

You will be prepared to seek employment

Comprised of 115 credits over the course of 9 quarters, upon graduation of the veterinary technology program you will be prepared to seek employment from a diverse range of employers. In fact, some of the most popular job opportunities that you will be able to explore include:


  • Veterinary Technician (large, small, exotic, zoo, laboratory)
  • Veterinary Company Product Representative (drug, food, etc.)
  • Veterinary Pathology Laboratory
  • Veterinary Technician USDA-APHIS / Government Agency
  • Veterinary Technician Instructor
  • Veterinary Technician Specialist
  • Veterinary Research Facility
  • Veterinary Office / Hospital Manager


However, this is just the beginning. In fact, countless organizations are seeking individuals that possess the skills and knowledge of a veterinary technician. Whether you would prefer to seek employment at a laboratory, hospital, or even a government agency, as a graduate of the veterinary technology program at City College you will be prepared to seek employment in an exciting and rewarding career.

If becoming a veterinary technician sounds like a dream come true, City College can help you fulfill that dream. Fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and providing the hands-on and practical training to help you achieve your personal and professional goals, City College is the ideal place to begin your journey to a better future.

Learn more about the Veterinary Technology Degree offered in Florida at our Gainesville and Hollywood campuses.