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Do you love caring for animals? Would you like a career path that’s the fastest growing occupation in the country for those with an associate degree? Think about training to be a veterinary technician!

The Veterinary Technology program, unique to Cedar Valley College in the Dallas County Community College District, offers courses both on site and a viadistance-education so that you can study in the way that’s most convenient for you. Our accreditation assures that you’ll have eligibility for credentialing, no matter where you work as a veterinary technician.

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) since 1978, our program is also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which partners with Cedar Valley College to offer the distance-education component of our Vet Tech program.

Get started in Veterinary Technology today!

What Do Veterinary Technicians Do?

Veterinary technicians or technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help treat animals’ illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Helping to monitor anesthesia and assist in animals’ surgeries
  • Sterilizing and maintaining equipment and instruments
  • Performing lab tests to help treat and diagnose animals
  • Preparing vaccines and serums

Where Do They Work?

  • Veterinary hospitals
  • Animal shelters and humane societies
  • College and university veterinary programs and teaching hospitals
  • Private animal clinics
  • Research facilities
  • Veterinary medical suppliers or distributors
  • Zoos and animal parks
  • Large-scale ranching operations
  • Government regulatory agencies such as the Texas Animal Health Commission

Veterinary Technology at a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Veterinary Technology program? Take a look at Veterinary Technology at a Glance.

Veterinary Technology Degree and Certificate Options

Cedar Valley College

Find out more about degrees and certificates in Veterinary Technology.