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Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

In Macomb’s Veterinary Technician program, you will be introduced to the techniques and procedures used in veterinary practices to care for animals both small and large. You will learn about animal handling and restraint, conducting examinations, collecting and analyzing specimens, assisting in surgeries, administering anesthesia and pre- and post-operative care. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside program alumni and faculty in several service learning projects, including the Kitten Raising Program and the People, Pets, and Vets event cohosted each year with the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. As a student in the program, you will be invited to join Macomb’s Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.


The Veterinary Technician Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 800.248.2862, The Veterinary Technician Program’s teaching hospital is also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), 12575 W. Bayaud Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. AAHA's phone number is 303.986.2800,

Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program’s VTNE Pass Rate Information

Graduates of Macomb Community College’s Veterinary Technician Program have consistently exceeded the national average on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Their average scores are 15-20% higher than the national average with an average pass rate of 90% or greater.

We are committed to providing quality education and maintaining high standards for our students.

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 92
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 92.4%


Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Veterinary Technician

  1. Learn in a state-of-the-art veterinary facility
  2. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships, some specifically for vet tech students
  3. Above average exam pass rates lead to high employment

Veterinary Technician Courses at Macomb

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology - Lecture & Laboratory
  • Small Animal Techniques - Lecture & Laboratory
  • Advanced Small Animal Techniques - Laboratory
  • Veterinary Practice & Communications
  • Animal Health Careers
  • Veterinary Anesthesia - Lecture & Laboratory
  • Assisting in Veterinary Surgery - Lecture & Laboratory
  • Clinical Pathology 1 & 2– Lecture and Laboratory
  • Veterinary Technician Internship 1 & 2
  • Large Animal Techniques – Lecture & Laboratory
  • Small Animal Diseases
  • Laboratory & Exotic Animal Techniques – Lecture & Laboratory 
  • Advanced Laboratory & Exotic Animal Techniques – Laboratory
  • Radiology for Veterinary Technicians – Lecture & Laboratory
  • Large Animal Diseases

Career Opportunities in Veterinary Technician

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Veterinary Technician program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor of science degree speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the Veterinary Technician program?

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact the Veterinary Technician program advisor: Professor Lori Renda-Francis, at or 586.286.2096.

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