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Veterinary Technology (Veterinary Nursing)

Are you looking for a career helping animals and the people who love them? 

Pima Community College’s Veterinary programs can be a good way to get started on your path to jobs in animal health.

Our Vet Tech students participate in hands-on learning and clinical experiences integral to the practice of veterinary medicine. Students learn veterinary terminology and important on-the-job skills like handling and restraint, nursing care, and more. Students also prepare for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Graduates must pass their VTNE and state license examination to become certified veterinary technicians. License requirements may vary by state.

Start your career

PCC’s three-year pass rate for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) (first-time candidates) is 70.27%*.  The national average for all testing candidates is 61.20%.
VTNE Pass Rate*

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science

Three year pass percentage on VTNE from 07/01/2020 -06/30/2023 is calculated as follows: 

X/Y * 100 = Three year pass percentage whereby X is the number of first time candidates that passed the VTNE and Y is the number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 75

Three year VTNE pass %: 70.27


East Campus


Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Program Director: 520.206.7629
“Pima’s Veterinary Technician Program is awesome! The knowledge and time teachers provide is amazing. They push you to be the best while providing an exceptional education.”
Franki Lopez, 
2022 Veterinary Technician Graduate
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