Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Program

The cat’s out of the bag! San Diego Mesa College’s Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). When you graduate from the program, you are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

The Veterinary Technology program offers a course of study that goes far beyond the traditional classroom setting to prepare you for your career as a veterinary technician. Learning how to care for animals and support those who love them, you will partake in clinically-based work experience courses (upon a successful background check) and gain first-hand experience modeling standards of safety and ethics while operating medical technology, handling animals, and performing services from venipuncture to surgical preparation. You will learn how to maintain clinic and owner records to ensure smooth office visits and encourage efficient communication between owners and medical providers. Guided by knowledgeable Veterinary Technology faculty, you will work with real animal patients and obtain the foundation in veterinary care that you need to advocate for animals’ health throughout your veterinary medicine career.

Ready to take your next step towards a career as a veterinary technician? Here are some frequently asked questions about veterinary technician schools and veterinary schools in California:

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