Program Overview

CVTEA logoThe Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit Community College is a CVTEA-AVMA accredited 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.  It also prepares students to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).  The VTNE is a computer-based exam required for veterinary technician credentialing in most states and provinces.

The Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is responsible for granting accreditation to veterinary technology programs. Massasoit’s Veterinary Technology Program is an accredited program and its graduates are eligible to apply and sit for the VTNE.

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.

Veterinary Technician Code of Ethics

  1. Veterinary technicians shall aid society and animals by providing excellent care and services for animals.
  2. Veterinary technicians shall prevent and relieve the suffering of animals with competence and compassion.
  3. Veterinary technicians shall remain competent through commitment to life-long learning.
  4. Veterinary technicians shall promote public health by assisting with the control of zoonotic diseases and educating the public about these diseases.
  5. Veterinary technicians shall collaborate with other members of the veterinary medical profession in efforts to ensure quality health care services for all animals.
  6. Veterinary technicians shall protect confidential information provided by clients, unless required by law or to protect public health.
  7. Veterinary technicians shall assume accountability for individual professional actions and judgments.
  8. Veterinary technicians shall safeguard the public and the profession against individuals deficient in professional competence or ethics.
  9. Veterinary technicians shall assist with efforts to ensure conditions of employment consistent with the excellent care for animals.
  10.   Veterinary technicians shall uphold the laws/regulations that apply to the technician’s responsibilities as a member of the animal health care team.
  11.   Veterinary technicians shall represent their credentials or identify themselves with specialty organizations only if the designation has been awarded or earned.

2007 NAVTA Ethics Committee

For more information, please visit Veterinary Technology program page or view the Veterinary Technology Student Handbook (PDF)


  • # MassTransfer eligible program
  • * Selective admissions program
  • ^ Not Financial Aid Eligible