Veterinary Technician Program



Veterinary Technician

The Veterinary Technician degree is an intensive, full time, two-year veterinary nursing program. Not only will you gain real world experience outside of class, our 10,000 sq. ft. hands-on veterinary technician training facility in Redmond will allow you to immerse yourself in all aspects of animal care.

Students who are accepted into the Veterinary Technician program go through their terms together, attending the lectures, labs and other activities as a group. If you love helping animals (as well as their owners), then this program will give you a step above the rest.

The Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) as a program for educating veterinary technicians.

Mission Statement
The Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program will provide high quality veterinary technicians to our local, state and national veterinary medical, public, and research communities.

Potential Careers

Veterinary Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Many veterinary technicians work in veterinary clinics providing animal care including x-rays, surgery, restraint, medication management and daily office management. Veterinary technicians may also work in research, zoos, veterinary supply sales, animal training, rehabilitation and many other animal careers.


CVTEA Accreditation Logo sm For more information, please contact:

Program Director: Beth Palmer, CVT
bpalmer@cocc.edu | 541.318.3724

or / COCC Admissions Department 541.383-7500

STUDENT SUCCESS

Emily - Student Success“Becoming a veterinary technician has always intrigued me as I have a love for both animals and science.”

"The best part of the vet tech program at COCC was taking the knowledge I learned in the program and being able to apply it in practice at our externships. I was able to go to a small animal practice and use skills that I had learned about in class. I was fortunate to also be able to do a six-week externship at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. This center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured seals and sea lions.

"The program works hard to give those that are motivated and that have a love for veterinary medicine, a chance to take the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam. It is a full time, very intensive program.”

The Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program will provide high quality veterinary technicians to our local, state and national veterinary medical, public, and research communities.

Emily Warchol, Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technician. Emily is working as a certified Vet Tech at Central Oregon Animal Hospital.