Alert: Application Process Changes Due to COVID-19
During this COVID 19 period, I would like to list modifications to the Application Process for the Veterinary Technology Program.
General Program Information
- Request an information/application packet from email@example.com
- Application Deadline: April 30th. We are very interested to receive your application! I am flexible regarding this deadline -- Please contact Dr. Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any issues you may have.
- Shadowing: This requirement is waived this year, since so many veterinary hospitals are limiting access to the public. Please submit if you have already completed your Shadowing.
It is very important that you speak with an Academic Advisor, to prepare your application.
- Academic Advisors assigned to the Veterinary Technology Program:
- If you do not have an assigned academic advisor, please email email@example.com and we will connect you to an advisor remotely. Please inform them you are interested in the Veterinary Technology Program.
- Attend an Allied Health Smart Start Orientation session when declaring an Allied Health major. Register with your Academic Advisor, using Starfish (access through MyTCC).
Part Time Enrollment Options
- We offer both a full-time curriculum and a part-time curriculum. Full time students graduate in five semesters. An alternative Part time (three year) program is designed for students with significant work or family obligations which prevent them from attending as a full-time student.
- Whether you choose the full time or part time track depends on your particular circumstances and goals.
Apply to Program
The applicant pool for programs in the School of Allied Health are very competitive. Application does not mean acceptance into the Allied Health program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Allied Health advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the School of Allied Health. All application correspondence from the School of Allied Health will be through your TCC email.
A career as a Registered Veterinary Technician combines your love of animals with a critical support role on a veterinary health team. TCC’s Veterinary Technology Program prepares you to fill a wide range of responsibilities under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, including intensive nursing care, clinical laboratory procedures, radiology, anesthesiology, dental care, and surgical assistance.
Veterinary Technician is a high-growth occupation, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts to grow by 19 percent by 2024.
Where You Will Work
Most Registered Veterinary Technicians work for private veterinary practices, but jobs can be found in private and public research facilities, veterinary teaching hospitals, livestock production, veterinary supply and sales, zoos/exotic animal care, rescue and humane organizations, and even military service.
In TCC’s Veterinary Technology Program, you will study a broad range of science-based courses, including anatomy and physiology, small and large animal care, microbiology and sanitation, clinical pathology and much more.
Associate Degree Awarded
As a graduate of our Veterinary Technology Program, you will possess an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of animal husbandry, behavior, and nursing care for many species. After successfully completing the program, you will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree and will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and the Oklahoma licensure examination.
Student VTNE Pass Rates (July 1, 2016–June 30, 2019)
- Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 54
- Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 85.2%
Our Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Registered Veterinary Technician licensure is regulated by the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
View the Professional Licensure Disclosure for this program.
Certain conditions could prohibit you from being certified as a Register Veterinarian Technician. If you have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, or have a substance abuse problem, you may not be eligible for licensure in the State of Oklahoma. If any of these circumstances exist, we recommend you contact the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.