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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Technology Program

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235
Email: Chris MorrowJoan Gorman | Natalie Short

Application deadline:  April 1st

Download Veterinary Technician program brochure (PDF)

Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s)

Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career!

Veterinary Nurses / Technicians are kind-hearted professionals committed to animal health care.  As part of a team, they are entrusted with animal nursing care, lab diagnostics, anesthesia, surgical assistance, dentistry, radiology, and more.  If you want a career with meaning where you can make a positive impact on the lives of animals and the people who love them, then being a Veterinary Nurse / Technician may be what you are looking for.

Our program prepares you to perform the nursing and technical duties used in clinical practice and research on small, large and laboratory animals. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, our outstanding program has many advantages:

  • Full accreditation by the AVMA since 1975
  • Hands-on involvement with 12 different animal species.  Working with live animals makes the learning experience fun and effective.
    • Dogs, Cats, Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, and Chickens
  • Instructors with real-world experience
  • Classes four days a week encourages employment at a veterinary facility.  Earning while you are learning helps keep your student debt low, improves your knowledge retention, and improves your hands-on skills.
  • High pass rate on the National Board Exam.
  • Affordable tuition and A+ funds accepted.

We'll give you every advantage to become a highly skilled Veterinary  Nurse / Technician. Earn your degree and be on your way to a great career!

Accreditation: American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Veterinary Nurse / Technician Pathway – AAS Veterinary Technology

Fall Semester (Complete Prerequisites)
ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I
BIOL 106 General Zoology (or BIOL 101 General Biology)
CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry (or CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I)
Spring Semester (Complete General Education Courses and Apply this Semester)
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology
BIOL 208 Microbiology
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech (or COMM 102, 223)
Choose One HIST 120 United States History to 1865 or HIST 121 United States History 1865 or POLS 136 Introduction to U.S. National Politics
Fall Semester (Once accepted into Veterinary Technician Program)
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management
VETT 101 Veterinary Technician I
VETT 108 Clinical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians
VETT 202 Veterinary Anatomy
Spring Semester
VETT 110 Veterinary Technician II
VETT 111 Infectious Disease Management
VETT 201 Clinical Pathology Techniques I
VETT 214 Veterinary Technician Preceptorship
Fall Semester
VETT 200 Veterinary Technician III
VETT 211 Clinical Pathology Techniques II
VETT 212 Large Animal Technology
Spring Semester
VETT 203 Laboratory Animal Technology
VETT 209 Equine Medicine and Management
VETT 210 Veterinary Technician IV