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About the Veterinary Technology Program

Cedar Valley College offers educational options in Veterinary Technology.

Get more information about the on-site program.

Get specific information about admission, enrollment and requirements for the distance learning program.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get more information about the courses required for degrees and certificates in Veterinary Technology.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

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

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Developing Skills for Success

The Vet Tech program operates a 170-acre stock farm on the Cedar Valley College campus for student instruction with breeding herds for horses, cattle and goats. The facility, opened in 2010, increased former space from 8,000 to 32,000 square feet.

Related Programs

Veterinary Technology is a unique animal-related program within the Dallas County Community College District.

However, if you’re interested in other helping professions, there are several several Education and Nursing and Health Care programs that might interest you.

Faculty Profiles

Our Vet Tech faculty members have not only relevant education and certifications but also real-world experience in veterinary medicine, so they can relate to the challenges you face at work.

Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of the faculty and staff in our on-sited and distance-education programs.

Transfer Information

The Vet Tech program is designed for direct entry into the workforce. If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute any official endorsement.

  • The American Animal Hospital Association has partnered with Cedar Valley College for the distance-education program. Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is the only exclusive companion-animal veterinary association. AAHA membership allows every veterinary hospital staff member, from veterinarians to receptionists, to benefit from its resources through one group membership.
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association, established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 76,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia and uniformed services.
  • The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America has both professional and student memberships.
  • The Texas Veterinary Medical Association, organized in 1903, continues as a nonprofit organization that supports veterinarians in the state. With member-owners numbering more than 3,500 licensed veterinarians, TVMA is one of the largest state veterinary medical associations in the nation.
  • The Veterinary Information Network is the oldest and largest online medical information service devoted to veterinary medicine and is run by veterinarians.
  • The Veterinary Support Personnel Network is a subsidiary of the Veterinary Information Network and includes online message boards, library selections and interactive chat for veterinary technicians and assistants, receptionists, office managers and other support staff who work in the field of veterinary medicine. Membership in VSPN is free.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Vet Tech program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.