Associate and Applied Science • 78 Credit Hours
The mission of the Mountwest Community and Technical College of Veterinary Technology is to provide our students a progressive and technical education to ensure the successful entrance into the veterinary workplace.
Veterinary Technology Application Packet 2021
Veterinary technicians are an integral part of veterinary medicine and they work under the supervision of veterinarians. Technicians are considered to have the same role as nurses would to general doctors and surgeons.
Vet techs are employed to assist in many veterinary tasks. Most veterinarians consider their technicians to have the same role as nurses would to general doctors and surgeons. They must be knowledgeable in many areas of veterinary care including anesthesia, surgery, bandaging, radiology, pharmacology, dentistry, nutrition, laboratory procedures, and animal care and handling. They are also required to communicate with clients and must possess office and management skills.
Mountwest provides small class sizes with hands-on animal experiences with a multitude of species, including: small animals, large animals, and exotics.
Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Pass Rates
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
2019 Median Pay
$35,320 per year
Number of Jobs
109,400 in 2018
Much faster than average employment.
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
We are always pushing to improve our Veterinary Technology program at MCTC.
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Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 19 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As the number of households with pets and spending on pets continue to rise, demand is expected to increase for veterinary technologists and technicians to do laboratory work and imaging services on household pets.
Overall job opportunities for veterinary technologists and technicians are expected to be good due to the projected growth in the number of jobs, as well as the commitment required to enter the occupation (obtaining a degree and passing a credentialing exam).