Apply to Veterinary Technology
To join this program, you must apply for admission. This competitive program accepts 30 students once a year in the spring for a fall start date. Applicants who are most successful have veterinary experience and a high college GPA. The selection process is based on points – see how to earn points and become a more competitive applicant below.Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.
How to apply
Apply to PCC
Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose Associate of General Studies for your major. (Your major will be updated after you’re admitted to the program.)
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Term you want to start Apply to Veterinary Technology Fall 2021 May 1, 2021 extended to July 1, 2021
These classes must be completed with a “C” or better by the July 1 deadline. If you’ve taken these at another college, you must contact us to have your transcripts evaluated prior to applying.
- MTH 95: Intermediate Algebra
- WR 121: English Composition
- CH 151: Preparatory Chemistry
- BI 112: Cell Biology
- MP 111: Medical Terminology
Complete direct observation
All applicants must spend at least 40 hours in a veterinary clinical setting and submit the direct observation form with the application.
Letter of recommendation
This letter may be from a past or present employer, instructor, animal handler, volunteer supervisor, etc. However, a letter from a practicing Veterinarian or Certified Veterinary Technician earns you more points in this category and is preferred. The letter must be emailed to email@example.com.
Official High School transcripts or GED® score
- An official high school transcript must come directly from your high school. Arrange for the high school to email the official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If electronic submission is not possible, contact us for an alternative.
- An official GED® score must come from the testing entity under which you took your GED® examination.
Note that diplomas, certificates, copies of unofficial high school transcripts, etc. do not fulfill this requirement. Opened transcripts are not considered official.
Complete the application to Veterinary Technology.
Competitive applicants will be offered a chance to sit for an interview and final decisions for program entry will be made after the interview.
After you apply
In early July, applicants will be notified of their status via their PCC email.
How are applicants selected?
Applicants are evaluated using a point system. Points can be earned in the following areas:
- Prerequisite GPA
- Overall GPA
- Completion of a prior degree
- Veterinary experience
- Animal experience
- Letter of recommendation