Veterinary Technology - Application Procedures

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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 Fort 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 17, 2017 by 3 p.m.. Students not completing all prerequisite courses by April 17, 2017 may still be eligible for admission if they are able to complete all prerequisite coursework by August 31, 2017. (see Veterinary Technology Program Application Packet for full details)

Program admission requirements:

Detailed information about program admission requirements can be found in the Veterinary Technology Program Application Packet.

All applicants must have:

Prerequisite Courses:
  • Intermediate Algebra (MATH 096 or 098)
  • Survey of Biology (BIOL& 100)
  • Preparatory Chemistry (CHEM& 100)
  • English Composition I (ENGL& 101)
  • Medical Terminology I (BTECH 150)

Above courses may require prerequisites based upon placement test scores
Minimum of 2.0/"C" grade is required for each course


$30 non-refundable Veterinary Technology application fee, see application packet for details.

Veterinary Observation Requirement

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 medical facility, but it should employ veterinary technicians. If you are planning to apply and do not already have a hospital/clinic in mind, you may want to start by talking to your own pet’s veterinarian.

Applicants are required to observe specific tasks in nursing, surgery, laboratory and office work.

Veterinary Technology
Office: 253-964-6708

Salvador Hurtado
Veterinary Technology Program Director

Markiva Contris
Professor, LVT, CCRP - Veterinary Technology

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