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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).

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PCC’s three-year pass rate for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) (first-time candidates) is 83.7%*.  The national average is 70.6%.
VTNE pass rate*

List of Degrees

AAS - Associate of Applied Science

Recently Inactivated Programs

  • Veterinary Practice Assistant - Certificate

*VTNE Passing Rate Documentation

Program Effectiveness Date/Number
The three-year pass percentage on VTNE 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
July 1, 2018 – July 1, 2021
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 74
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 83.7%


East Campus


Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Program Director: 520.206.7629

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