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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): 
MCC-Maple Woods

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

Application deadline:  April 1st

Degree Awarded:

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)
COLL 100 First Year Seminar   
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)
ENGL 102  Composition and Reading II 
COMM 100 or
COMM 102 or
COMM 223 
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
POLS 135  Introduction to Political Science (or HIST 120, HIST 121, POLS 136, POLS 137)
BIOL 208  Microbiology  
Fall Semester (Once accepted into Veterinary Technician Program)
VETT 100
Veterinary Practice Management
VETT 101 Principles of Animal Science I 
VETT 108  Clinical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians     
VETT 202  Veterinary Anatomy
Spring Semester
VETT 110 Principles of Animal Science II     
VETT 111 Sanitation and Animal Care     
VETT 201 Clinical Pathology Techniques I   
VETT 214 Veterinary Technician Preceptorship
Fall Semester
VETT 200 Veterinary Hospital Technology I       
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 Hospital Technology II     
VETT 213  Radiology and Electronic Procedures         
Last Modified: 11/18/19