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Veterinary Technology (Veterinary Nursing)

Are you looking for a career helping animals and the people who love them? 

Pima Community College’s Veterinary programs can be a good way to get started on your path to jobs in animal health.

The Practice Assistant program trains you to provide front-office and basic treatment assistance to a veterinary practice.

Our Vet Tech students participate in hands-on learning and clinical experiences integral to the practice of veterinary medicine. Students learn veterinary terminology and important on-the-job skills like handling and restraint, nursing care, and more.

Start your career

PCC’s three-year pass rate for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) (first-time candidates) is 83.1%.  The national average 70.6%.
VTNE pass rate

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science

List of Certificates


East Campus


Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Program Director: 520.206.7629

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