Students must first be admitted to COCC and have a high school diploma or GED. Enrollment into the program is limited to 24 students every 2 years. The next opportunity to enroll will be fall of 2018.
Enrollment is first come-first served for the first 24 students who have completed program preparation and prerequisites. Observation hours must be turned in by the due date in order to be eligible to enroll in the program. Priority registration is given to currently enrolled certificate/degree-seeking students who have completed the highest number of credits at COCC. Therefore, completing the prerequisites does not guarantee you a seat in the program. Be sure to check your registration time and register as close to that time as possible. You should also check your registration status prior to that time to ensure you have no holds on your ability to register.
Please note: The development of a selective admissions process is currently being explored for the fall of 2018 registration. More information about this process will be posted when it is available.
Students must complete the required pre-requisite courses in order to start the fall 2018 classes and must have completed 40 hours of observation in a veterinary clinic or hospital prior to March 26, 2018. Observation forms turned in after the due date will not be accepted.
Degree seeking students who have had a break in attendance for one year or more must complete a COCC new application.
New Transfer students intending to use coursework from other colleges must send an official transcript to the COCC Records office and request a Transcript Evaluation. This evaluation takes approximately 9 weeks, so students should start this process as soon as possible.