Pre-Veterinary Technician 1 & 2

The Pre-Veterinary Technician program is designed to prepare individuals to enter the animal health care field. Students will become familiar with anatomy, physiology and basic terminology. Areas of training are: safety and zoonotic diseases, restraint techniques, physical examination and patient history, client education and dental care. The program includes both theory and practical application of skills and concepts. Students will gain hands on experience in area clinics. After completion of the program, the student is well prepared to enter a college Vet Tech program or have a good start on their way to becoming a veterinarian.



Career Opportunities

  • Private Clinics / Hospitals
  • Humane Societies
  • Biomedical Research
  • Herd Managers
  • Zoo and Wildlife Management
  • Veterinary Supply and Sales
  • Military Service
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Veterinary Training Hospitals



Certification Opportunities: Progress towards Associates of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technician at Yakima Valley Community College


Pre-requisites: Junior/Senior Standing, returning students must have a "C" or better their 1st year and instructor approval


Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F


Length of program: 1-2 years


Location: Tri-Tech


Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 & 2, 1.0 Lab Science


Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year


College credits available: 2 college credits


Text reading levels: The texts are written at college level