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On-Site Veterinary Technology Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Get Started

To get started in the campus program, first contact the Veterinary Technology Department for an information packet. All prospective Vet Tech students are encouraged to attend an information session.

Then complete the admissions and registration process at Cedar Valley College. If you have not finished high school, you should complete the GED before enrolling in the Veterinary Technology program.

To apply to the Veterinary Technology associate degree program, you must complete or have in progress certain prerequisite courses.

Applicants are ranked for admission according to the grade point average achieved on these prerequisite courses. Applicants with the highest GPAs are admitted for the number of spaces available.

Associate Degree Application Deadline

You may submit an application to the program at any time during the year, but first-year students start the program each August. You must submit a completed application packet before June 1 to begin the program that fall. Initial selection for the fall class will be made around June 1 of each year, and applicants will be notified of acceptance status by July 1.

If you miss the June 1 deadline, you may still submit an application. If spaces are still available in the upcoming class, they will be filled from late applications. Any application received after Aug. 1 will be held for consideration for the next year’s class.

Getting Started in the Certificate Programs

Students who declare themselves as Veterinary Assistant certificate participants are waived from taking the ACCUPLACER exam or other alternative assessment exams.

After fulfilling admission requirements, admission to the certificate program is on a space-available basis. General education courses in biology, English, math and speech are offered in both day and night classes; courses within the major area of study are also offered as day or night classes depending on the semester.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that’s $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

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

Contact Us

If you have questions about the program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us or see our Frequently Asked Questions.