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Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science - Veterinary Technology

The 2021 application deadline for fall enrollment has passed.

What to Expect for Your Veterinary Technology Courses*

* Course formats may temporarily differ because of Covid-19 restrictions

  • Daytime classes
  • Classes in Mexico
  • Several classes in hybrid and online formats
  • Hands-on labs
  • Practicum/clinical work with live animals (various locations)


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Veterinary technicians are compassionate, dedicated professionals committed to animal health care. Veterinary technicians are entrusted with many duties as part of the animal health care team, such as nursing care, laboratory diagnostics, radiology, anesthesia, surgical assistance, dentistry, client education, and more!

The 2 year Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program will prepare you to deliver the highest quality health care to a variety of animal species. MACC has teamed up with the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine to offer this unique educational opportunity. MACC Veterinary Technology students will have the opportunity to spend time gaining hands-on experience at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center during the last 2 semesters of the program. This will allow them to work alongside veterinary specialists, veterinary students and registered veterinary technicians in the field of specialty veterinary medicine. Along with the many other opportunities for hands-on learning, our graduates will be well prepared as they begin their careers as veterinary technicians.

Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the national exam. For more information on the VTNE please see https://www.aavsb.org/VTNE/. Please see the code of state regulations by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board, at https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2270-3.pdf, which provides additional criteria for eligibility to apply for licensure as a Registered Veterinary Technician in Missouri.

This program is approved by Higher Learning Commission.

Courses with a VTT prefix are only taken by students in the Veterinary Technology Program after they have been approved for admission.

The VTT professional coursework must be completed in sequence as outlined on the academic map.

A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.

Veterinary technology is career focused on the nursing aspects of veterinary medicine. If your ultimate goal is to be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), the veterinary technology courses will not meet the undergraduate requirements for most veterinary school admissions.