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Program Overview

Veterinary technicians typically conduct clinical work in private practice under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. As a veterinary technician, you’ll help a veterinarian care for animals in a variety of settings, including clinics, zoos, research centers, and more.

A graduate of MDC's Veterinary Technology program is eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Upon graduation, the graduate will be able to perform a wide array of medical tests and procedures in a number of clinical settings from small animal, large animal, exotics and laboratory animals.

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This program includes an approximate cost of $869 for lab fees.

A 2 series Prophylaxis Rabies vaccine is required prior to admittance into the Veterinary Technology Program

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Program Details

This degree option builds on a strong academic foundation with 400 hours of real, on-the-job experience. Current pass rate for the national exam is greater than ninety-two percent.

Build the skills you need to succeed in the world of veterinary medicine. Areas of study include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Lab procedures
  • Animal Nursing Skills
  • Avian and Exotic pet medicine
  • Veterinary pathology

Please note that students entering an AAS, AS, AA, or Baccalaureate degree under the 2022-23 catalog year and thereafter must meet the new general education core course requirements prior to the award of the degree. This includes meeting the required Civic Literacy requirement before graduation.

Program Location

General education courses required for the Associate in Science in Veterinary Technology can be taken at your nearest Miami Dade College location. However, program-specific courses are only offered at the following location:

Additionally, the clinical experience portion of the program requires students to report to assigned clinical facilities within Miami Dade County.

Transportation and Clinical Experience

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility within Miami Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences.

Disabilities Information

The Veterinary Technology Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the profession. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations.

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