Now you can review all of the requirements for application and the application forms, and print them from your own computer.
A completed application packet may be mailed to or submitted in person to the Admission Department at Pierce College Ft. Steilacoom
An application is required for admission to this competitive program. Only 40 students are admitted each year!
Because courses are offered in sequence, students may enter the program fall quarter only.
Application materials are due by April 15, 2013 by 3:00 pm. Students not completing all prerequisite courses by April 16, 2013 may still be eligible for admission if they are able to complete all prerequisite coursework by August 30, 2013. (see Veterinary Technology Program Application Packet for full details)
(Detailed information about program admission requirements can be found in the Veterinary Technology Program Application Packet link listed above.)
College level Biology (i.e. BIOL& 100, 5 cr)
College level Chemistry (i.e. CHEM& 100, 5 cr)
College level Intermediate Algebra (i.e. MATH 098, 5 cr)
College level English (i.e. ENGL& 101, 5 cr)
College level Medical Terminology (i.e. BTECH 150, minimum 3 cr)
2.0 GPA is required in each class.
Veterinary hospital observation experience
$25 Pierce College application fee, see application packet for details.
$40 non-refundable Veterinary Technology application fee, see application packet for details
Applicants are required to accumulate a minimum of 20 hours of observation experience at a veterinary hospital or clinic of their choice. It may be a large animal or small animal clinic, but should employ veterinary technicians. If you are planning to apply and do not already have a hospital/clinic in mind, you may wish to start by talking to your veterinarian, if you have animals.
Applicants will be required to observe specific tasks in nursing, surgery, laboratory and office work.
Office: (253) 964-6708
Salvador Hurtado, DVM
Markiva Contris, LVT, CCRP