Veterinary Technician: A Career for Animal Lovers
Ignite your passion for animals and launch your exciting career helping animals of all kinds with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from MWCC.
Our Veterinary Technology associate’s degree program is an affordable way for you to learn all the essential skills you will need to care for animals and receive hands-on training working with real animals. Please note this is a selective program and requires additional application components.
Job Outlook for Veterinary Technicians
The career outlook for Veterinary Technicians and Technologists is bright! The veterinary technician field is projected to grow by 20%* by 2026, so you can expect to find a job fast. In the north central MA area, veterinary technicians make an average of $35,000* annually.
Work with Animals in an Internship!
Within the program, our vet tech students will complete two 120 hour internship rotations, helping real animals in an off-site facility, working with:
- Farm Animals
- Exotic Species
- Emergency and Specialty Cases
- Aquatic Medicine
- and so much more!
For just 9 hours a week during your internship, under the supervision of a certified veterinary technician, you will receive real-world experience helping animals to put your skills and knowledge into action.
Learn How to Give the Best Care
You will take classes in:
- Animal Diseases
- Veterinary Radiology
- Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals
- Domestic Animal Behavior
- Veterinary Clinical Nursing Skills
- Domestic Animal Nutrition & Health
- Farm Animal Medicine
Duties of a Veterinary Technician
As a Veterinary Technician, you will be an important role in the health and well-being of all kinds of animals. Veterinary Technicians typically aid the veterinarian in an animal clinic with various tasks, such as:
- Performing medical tests used in the treatment and diagnosis of animal diseases
- Preparing vaccines
- Collecting blood and tissue samples
- Executing laboratory tests, such as urinalyses and blood counts
- Cleaning and sterilizing instruments and materials
- Assisting veterinarian during surgery