Veterinary Technology


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Welcome to the Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary technicians are trained in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal physiology, and in routine diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures. Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, performing a wide variety of tasks. Once credentialed, veterinary technicians can also specialize in a particular discipline. Specialties include dentistry, anesthesia, surgery, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, clinical pathology, nutrition, equine nursing and zoological medicine.

Austin Community College is working with area animal shelters to find forever homes for pets who were trained and cared for by students in the Veterinary Technology Program. Click here for more information.

Program Outcomes

VTNE Data, Jul. 1, 2017 – Jun. 30, 2020:

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 28
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 82.1%

The ACC Veterinary Technology Program received initial accreditation beginning Feb. 5, 2016 from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities
1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360, www.avma.org

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Veterinary Technology Updates

  • TEAS Testing Requirements for Health Sciences Applicants

    A TEAS Exam score is required to apply to the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiology, Sonography, and Vocational Nursing.

    If you are not applying to one of the programs above, then you are not required to take the TEAS Exam at this time. Please refer to the Application Process page for your program to see all application requirements.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology I Assessment Testing Suspended for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Registration

    Due to COVID-19 and in response to ACC campuses limiting access to essential personnel only, the A&P I Assessment Test has been suspended for the remainder of the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 registration periods.

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  • Veterinary Technology Program Statement on “Pass” and “No Pass”

    If a "P" grade is chosen for a Spring 2020 prerequisite course, the “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking. For questions regarding choosing a "P" versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact Administrative Assistant Nancy DeLeon at ndeleon@austincc.edu.

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