The Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit Community College is a 2-year comprehensive program leading to an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. The program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as a veterinary technician by providing valuable education and experience.
Massasoit Community College Veterinary Technology Program Mission Statement
The Massasoit Community College Veterinary Technology Program aims to prepare students to excel in a career as a veterinary technician in a variety of animal healthcare fields by instilling comprehensive knowledge, technical, and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to provide stimulating and challenging course material along with effective practical experience while inspiring enthusiasm for lifelong learning. We strive to develop compassionate, ethical, and well-rounded professionals.
Upon completion of the Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit Community College, students will be proficient in:
|Regional Workforce Need|
Massachusetts has a strong demand for veterinary technicians in the research, agricultural, clinical and regulatory areas. Between 2014 and 2024, the National Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth rate of 19% for veterinary technicians, compared to a national average of 7% in other careers. In the Boston metro area, the average salary of Veterinary Technicians is $42,600.
On average, Veterinary Technicians have been with their current employers for 13 years, and three quarters of respondents hold associate’s degrees.
|Year 1: Semester 1|
|Intro to Veterinary Technology|
|Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology I|
|General Chemistry I|
|English Composition I|
|College Algebra or higher|
|Year 1: Semester 2|
|Veterinary Clinical Methods I|
|Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology II|
|English Composition II|
|Year 2: Semester 1|
|Veterinary Clinical Methods II|
|Large Animal Medicine & Management|
|Research Animal Management|
|Veterinary Anesthesia & Surgery|
|Year 2: Semester 2|