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Get Started in the Veterinary Technology Program

Cedar Valley College offers:

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $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 tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

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.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

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

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 Education and Nursing and Health Care programs that might interest you.

Faculty Profiles

Vet Tech faculty members have relevant education and certifications as well as field experience in veterinary medicine, so they can relate to the challenges you face at work. 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 our faculty and staff.

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

See more information about professional organizations in Veterinary Technology. 

Contact Us

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

Get more information about the on-site program.

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