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Veterinary Technician - Program Admission

Veterinary Technician - Program Admission

Program Information Sessions

Interested in the Veterinary Technician program? Attend an Information Session to ask specific questions and see the PCC facilities, as well as learn about the program and application process.  For questions relating to the Information Sessions, contact Program Director Dr. Timothy Krone (tkrone@pima.edu or 520-206-7414); or Academic Advisor Debbie Felix (dfelix@pima.edu or 520-206-7613).  To request a reasonable accommodation, please give one week's notice, if possible, to 520-206-4539.

Applying for Program Admission

  • Meet the requirements for admission as a credit student at Pima Community College
  • Have preparatory coursework (REA and MAT) completed with the grade of C or higher or met through appropriate placement on the assessment exams.
  • Have proof of personal medical insurance.  If you are not able to obtain insurance under your parents’ or an employer’s policy, student insurance coverage may be available to you from various carriers.
  • Have proof of immunizations:  tetanus toxoid. Proof of tetanus toxoid in the last 8 years. 
  • Pass a urine toxicology exam.
  • Completed program applications are due to the Veterinary Technology program by noon on May 1st of the upcoming planned fall semester start.  It is important to check your Pima email account regularly as program information will be communicated to you via the Pima email address.  
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of lifting at least forty pound animals; restraining dogs, cats, exotic animals, horses, cows, birds, etc.; having the ability to manage any allergies to the above mentioned species; standing for long periods of time; bending and lifting; having manual dexterity to assist in surgery and have ability to communicate with veterinarians and clients.  This is a physically and emotionally demanding occupational field.