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Veterinary Technician AAS

Interested in the Veterinary Technician program? Watch a recorded Information Session for the Veterinary Technician Program. The recorded information session provides essential information about the Veterinary Technician program. After watching the Information Session recording, please contact your Enrollment Advisor or Program Advisor for more information and next steps. Listen and watch the Veterinary Technician Information Session.

For questions relating to the Information Sessions, contact Program Director Dr. Karla Lombana ( or 520-206-7629). To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 520-206-4539.

Apply to the Program

To apply to Veterinary Technology program, download and complete the application here. Applications are due to the Veterinary Technology program by noon on November 1st. 

It is important to check your Pima email account regularly as program information will be communicated to you via your Pima email address. 

To be a successful applicant, you must: 

  • Meet the Pima Community College requirements for admission as a credit student.
  • Have preparatory coursework (WRT 101, BIO 156 or BIO 181, STU100, or prior college, and a Social and Behavioral Sciencesand VET 100) completed with the grade of C or higher.
  • Have proof of personal medical insurance. If you are not able to obtain insurance under your parents' or an employer’s policy, student insurance coverage may be available to you from various carriers.
  • Have proof of rabies immunization
  • Have proof of tetanus toxoid immunization from the last 8 years
  • Pass a urine toxicology exam 
  • Meet the physical requirements of lifting at least forty pound animals; restraining dogs, cats, exotic animals, horses, cows, birds, etc.; have the ability to manage any allergies to the above mentioned species; stand for long periods of time; bend and lift; have manual dexterity to assist in surgery, and have the ability to communicate with veterinarians and clients. This is a physically and emotionally demanding occupational field.

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