With critical skills and knowledge, become valued members of veterinary health care teams by providing high-quality assistance to veterinarians and professional nursing care and compassion to their animal patients.

About Our Program

Our students, equipped with critical skills and knowledge, become valued members of veterinary health care teams by providing high quality assistance to veterinarians and professional nursing care and compassion to their animal patients. We are proud to provide a solid education in Veterinary Technology.

Browse our site to decide whether Veterinary Technology at Pierce is right for you or to prepare to apply to our program.

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How to Apply

Application to the Veterinary Technology program occurs once per year in April. Please visit our Application Procedures section for further information to see if you are eligible to apply to the program.

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PREREQUISITE COURSES

Prerequisites include Intermediate Algebra (MATH 098), Survey of Biology (BIOL& 100), Preparatory Chemistry (CHEM& 100), English Composition I (ENGL& 101), and Medical Terminology I (BTECH 150).

PROGRAM LENGTH

The Veterinary Technology program is a full-time course that requires 21 months to complete. Classes start in September and run through June.

EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES

Jobs as veterinary technicians are available in large, mixed and small animal veterinary practices. Job opportunities are also available in the fields of research, primate centers, zoos, regulatory medicine, veterinary product sales and similar areas.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and has been approved by the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. We are also associated with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Program Contacts

Veterinary Technology
253-964-6708
Salvador Hurtado
Veterinary Technology Program Director
253-964-6665
Markiva Contris
Professor, LVT, CCRP - Veterinary Technology
253-964-6721