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Veterinary Technician

Calming and Competent

When it’s someone’s best friend

A love of animals is almost a prerequisite if you want to become a veterinary technician. But you’ll also need highly developed competencies and a calming presence when attending to someone’s best friend.

In our program, you’ll learn the skills you’ll need to assist veterinarians in a variety of medical and surgical procedures. 

And you’ll also acquire the “bedside” manner necessary to keep patients and their owners calm in every situation.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Veterinary Technician

Mentoring by faculty and alumni

Our faculty are all veterinary technicians and veterinarians who share your passion for animals and will mentor you throughout the program.

From them, you’ll learn how to:

  • Handle and restrain animals
  • Conduct examinations
  • Collect and analyze specimens
  • Administer anesthesia
  • Assist in surgeries
  • And much more!

You’ll also have opportunities to work with faculty and alumni in a variety of service-learning projects and to join Macomb’s student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.

And the credits you earn will transfer if you decide to advance your education or maybe even become a veterinarian.

Ready for scrubs and a stethoscope?

Professor Marianne Tear is our program advisor and she’ll help you get started. Contact her at 586.286.2231 or

Veterinarians can’t do it alone!

The popularity of pet ownership means that there will always be a demand for veterinary technicians to assist veterinarians in the care of patients in their growing practices.

Use this handy tool to see positions available locally and what you can expect to earn.

After you graduate with your associate degree, our Career Services team will help you with the job search and interview preparation, including developing your resume.

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