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Veterinary Technician - Program Admission

2014 Orientations

The Veterinary Technician Program orientations offer interested students the opportunity to ask specific questions and see the PCC facilities, as well as learn about the program and application process. To assure sufficient seating is available for all participants, in advance contact lead faculty, Dr. Timothy Krone: tkrone@pima.edu or 520-206-7414.

All Veterinary Technician Program orientations are in the O-2 building conference room, PCC East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road. The 2014 orientation schedule is:

  • 1 p.m.., Thursday, March 6
  • 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 12
  • 3 p.m., Friday, March 28
  • 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 1

Program Admission

  • Meet the requirements for admission as a credit student at Pima Community College
  • Have prerequisite coursework completed with the grade of C or higher.
  • Have proof of personal medical insurance.  Student health insurance is available through Pima. If you are not able to obtain insurance under your parents’ or an employer’s policy, student insurance coverage may be available to you from various carriers.
  • Have proof of immunizations:  pre-exposure rabies vaccination series and tetanus toxoid. Proof of tetanus toxoid in the last 8 years. Proof of an MMR vaccination series. Rabies immunizations will also be needed to be completed while in the program.
  • Complete program admissions procedures.  Submit a Program Admission Form.
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of lifting at least forty pound animals; restraining dogs, cats, exotic animals, horses, cows, birds, etc.; standing for long periods of time; bending and lifting; having manual dexterity to assist in surgery and have ability to communicate with veterinarians and clients.  This is a physically demanding occupational field.

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