Veterinary Technician Program

Veterinary Technician Program at COCC

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician

Program Description

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 Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities as a program for educating veterinary technicians.

Mission Statement

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.

CVTEA Accreditation Logo Questions About the Program

Please contact the Veterinary Technician Program Director
Beth Palmer, CVT  (On Summer Break June 18 - September 13)
(541) 318-3724


Admissions Department (541) 383-7500

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