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Veterinary Nursing Program

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If you love animals and have a passion to help, TMCC’s Veterinary Nursing Program may be for you.

A veterinary technician or nurse is a key member of the veterinary team, responsible for skills in areas such as animal nursing care, surgical assisting, dental cleaning, dental and general radiographs, diagnostic testing, anesthetic induction and monitoring, and client education.

Applicants admitted to the Veterinary Nursing Program will pursue an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology. The degree is necessary to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to pursue licensing. The TMCC Veterinary Nursing Program can be completed in two years, and requires four semesters.

Required Coursework

Many students who are admitted to the TMCC Veterinary Nursing Program have many, if not all, of the General Education requirements for the AAS degree completed prior to starting the program; this enables you to graduate with the AAS degree upon completion of the program and sit for the VTNE.

If you have not previously met with a TMCC Academic Advisor, it is in your best interest to do so.

View the Veterinary Nursing Program Associate of Applied Science Program Overview »

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All prerequisite classes must be completed by the end of the Spring Semester (June 1) prior to admission into the program. Complete each course with a minimum grade of "C":

  • BIOL 190/190L: Cell and Molecular Biology, both lecture and lab (4 credits)
  • ENG 101 or ENG 113: Composition I or Composition I for International Students (3 credits)
  • MATH 120 (or higher): Fundamentals of College Mathematics (3 credits)

Application Process

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