Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program
A veterinary technician is a nurse for animals. They work closely with and assist veterinarians in surgery, lab procedures and radiography.
Careers as a Veterinary Technician
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
Program Outline for All Locations Except El Paso
Professional Sequence I
Professional Sequence II
Professional Sequence III
Professional Sequence IV
Professional Sequence V
*Program length: day classes total 77 weeks and evening classes total 86 weeks. The total number of program hours is 1,775 at all campuses except in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas campus program hours total 1,820 and includes one additional 3 credit class presented online or on-ground (HST 205 Nevada History and US Constitution). Graduates of this program are granted an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Program Outline for El Paso
Externship and Seminar
Success Is Within Reach
We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.
“After graduation, I took a position at a clinic in Galveston where the veterinary medical director worked at Moody Gardens, a resort and educational nature facility with an aquarium and rainforest. I have been able to work part time at the resort and I’ve just been offered a full-time position working at Moody Gardens as a zoo and marine technician.”
Sara Post, Veterinary Technician Graduate
Pima Medical Blog
Joanna Horne’s love of animals steered her toward a career in veterinary sciences. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at our Seattle campus and
Daniel Zormeier earned his bachelor’s degree in Equine Science. After graduation, he says he felt like he was still missing valuable clinical skills. When he
Sara enjoyed animals from a young age and loved to volunteer at a wildlife rescue. She knew she wanted more than working in a retail