The veterinary technician is an important part of the veterinary health care or biomedical team. Veterinary technicians must be educated in the care and handling of all species of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes and in laboratory and clinical procedures. All veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
Mt. San Antonio College offers an Associate of Science degree in Registered Veterinary Technology. The curriculum integrates lecture classes with hands-on lab classes utilizing our new 26,000 square foot agriculture building with animal hospital and our 150-acre working farm. Students are given many opportunities to work with a wide variety of domestic animals and livestock here on campus.
The program can be completed in two years (including both summer and winter sessions), but most students take longer to complete the program. Coursework transfers to Cal Poly, Pomona, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and other 4-year universities. Day and evening classes make our program accommodating to working students.
The Registered Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).