Veterinary Technician Requirements

Associate Degree Program - 65 Credits

Admission Criteria   Technology Requirements  Additional PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


Veterinary Technician, AAS
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Admission Criteria

At least two of the following:
  • High School GPA: 2.5
  • GED: Sub-scores ≥ 145
  • College GPA: 2.25, based on 9+ credits
  • ACT: 18
  • SAT: 960
  • Test of Academic Skills (TEAS)
    • Math: 62%
    • Reading: 75%

TEAS Information

Additional Admission Criteria

  • Job shadow experience: minimum of 25 hours
  • Essay: 500 words minimum, explaining why you want to be a veterinary technician and what is the biggest challenge you see of being a veterinary technician?

Job Shadow Experience Form   Admissions Essay Form

Additional Program Requirements

Background Check and Drug Screen 

Completion of a background check and drug screen are required before program classes start.


Rabies and Tetanus Vaccinations

Tetanus: Since students will be working with large animals and learning in an outdoor environment, a current Tetanus toxoid within the last seven (7) years is required. If a student’s vaccine expires while in the program, it is the student’s responsibility to get a booster.

Rabies: To comply with requirements set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Southeast Technical College requires all students accepted into the Veterinary Technician program to be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies pre-exposure vaccination consists of three (3) doses of inactivated rabies vaccine administered intramuscularly in the deltoid regions on days 0, 7 and either day 21 or 28 for proper vaccination. The vaccination should be administered through each student’s healthcare provider.

Students are encouraged to inform medical providers the vaccinations are required for their academic program so that available insurance options may be presented.

Technical Standards 

Read the Technical Standards form and review physical requirements. If you apply online, this is part of the application process.

Veterinary Technician Technical Standards

Uniforms are required for this program. Please see the Books, Uniforms and Supplies page for current purchasing options.

Technology Requirements

Southeast Technical College's Veterinary Technician program is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech I.T. Support Center.


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