Veterinary Technology

Degree Type
Associate of Applied Science


Program Dates

March 3, 2022 – February 2024

*Mandatory orientation occurs approximately one week prior to start date

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Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Earning an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from City College will give students all the necessary skills to sit for the AVMA exam and all the knowledge necessary to care for animals in a variety of veterinary settings.

Just like a doctor depends on the support of a qualified nursing staff, a veterinarian depends on the support of skilled veterinary technicians. For animal lovers looking for a fulfilling career, a Vet Tech is a great option! Especially, since jobs in the industry are growing at a faster than average rate and predicted to increase by as much as 16% by 2029**.

Certified veterinary technicians routinely perform a variety of tasks on animals including – monitoring vital signs, drawing blood or other samples, x-rays, administering medication or injections, record keeping and client education.


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The 7 quarter Veterinary Technology program at City College combines classroom lectures with hands-on clinical training to ensure students receive a well-rounded education in veterinary technology.

The City College Veterinary Technology program helps prepare students for rewarding careers in the world of veterinary medicine. Students will work in real-life clinical scenarios during their 300 hours of externship at a local veterinary clinic, helping them smoothly transition to the real-life demands of a veterinary clinical environment. 

program highlights

  • Hands-on training with large, exotic and domestic animals
  • AVMA programmatic accreditation 
  • Test preparation and skills review prior to attempting or sitting for the VTNE exam
  • 2 externships prior to graduation
  • Institutionally accredited by ABHES
  • Accepting transfer credits

Program outcomes

core courses

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Disease Problems in Companion Animals
  • Laboratory Skills for Veterinary Technicians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Imaging Techniques
  • Veterinary Pharmacoogy 

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Career Opportunities

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and are qualified to apply for many entry-level positions in just about any veterinary practice! Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Animal Rescue / Shelter Animal Care

Biomedical Veterinary Research

Diagnostic / Pathology Lab Support

Veterinary Practice Management

Veterinary Products & Supply Sales

Zoo / Exotic / Wildlife Animal Care

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Applicants should read the Veterinary Technical Standards before submitting an application.

* A quarter is made up of 10 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.

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