Veterinary Technician Program
Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician
The Central Oregon Community College’s Veterinary Technician Program is a closed admission program and accepts approximately 24 students every two years. It is a full-time two-year program that offers a blend of academic and hands-on clinical coursework that provides training in animal husbandry and restraint, nursing, anesthesia, surgical preparation and techniques, drug administration, pharmacology, nutrition, veterinary anatomy, laboratory techniques, dentistry and radiography. The rigorous math and science based curriculum requires motivation, attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks within a specified time frame. Graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and have been able to quickly find jobs in the veterinary community.
The 2018 Admissions Handbook and admission criteria will be posted May 1, 2017.
The Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities as a program for educating veterinary technicians.
The Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program will provide high quality veterinary technicians to our local, state and national veterinary medical, public, and research communities.
Questions About the Program
Please contact the Veterinary Technician Program Director,
Beth Palmer, CVT