Provide high-quality care to animals as a valued member of the veterinary health team. With an associate’s degree, you’ll support veterinarians in a variety of settings, including animal hospitals and zoological parks.


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.

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.

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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).

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

About the Program

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.

Information Sessions

Join us for an information session this fall. Complete our registration form to register for a session.

Date Time Campus Building Room Number
July 18 3 p.m. Fort Steilacoom Cascade CAS 113
August 8 3 p.m. Fort Steilacoom Cascade CAS 113
August 29 3 p.m. Fort Steilacoom Cascade CAS 113

Apply to the Program

See the Application Procedures page for more information on the application process.

If you need additional information or have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Veterinary Technology
Salvador Hurtado
Veterinary Technology Program Director
Markiva Contris
Professor, LVT, CCRP - Veterinary Technology