New technologies in anesthesia, laboratory equipment, diagnostic testing, and medical
treatment have vastly improved animal care. To prepare for these responsibilities,
the vet tech program at MCC is designed to meet the AAS degree requirements for individuals
who wish to enter the job market with the skills to perform a variety of functions.
Courses are taught by experienced veterinary technicians and veterinarians who are
keenly aware of the expectations of future employees. This program is designed to
be a two year AAS degree.
Animal owners expect first class medical care for their companion animals and livestock.
This care is provided by a team of individuals led by the veterinarian who diagnoses
illness, performs surgery, and prescribes medication for his/her animal patients.
The veterinarian turns to the veterinary technician to provide technical support for
all aspects of animal care. Assistants, receptionists, and kennel attendants round
out the health care team.
Associate in Applied Science - Veterinary Technology
Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 36 percent
over the 2008-18 projection period, which is much faster than the average for all
occupations. Median annual wages of veterinary technologists and technicians were
$28,900 in May 2010.
The middle 50 percent earned between $23,580 and $34,960. The bottom 10 percent earned
less than $19,770, and the top 10 percent earned more than $41,490.
Our Veterinary Technology program is provisionally accreditated from the American
Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and
Activities (CVTEA). This means that the program meets the standards of the national
The Veterinary Technician Oath
I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care
and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and by promoting public
I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity,
adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence
through a commitment to lifelong learning.