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The Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at Massasoit prepares students to excel in careers as a veterinary technician across a variety of animal-healthcare fields. Stimulating and challenging course material, along with effective practical experience, instill the comprehensive knowledge and technical and critical thinking skills that students need to become well-rounded professionals. The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association – Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA).

Veterinary Technology at Massasoit is a selective admissions program. It is mandatory for those who wish to be considered for admission to attend a Veterinary Technology Information Session; visit the Information Session Schedule page to register. Students get to take a brief tour of the vet-tech lab at the end of information sessions.

Students must also complete the following prerequisites to be accepted into the program:

  • Attend a mandatory Veterinary Technology Program Information Session.
  • Intermediate Algebra (MATH112) or achieve a score of 72 or higher on mathematics placement testing.
  • Developmental English courses (ENGL091 Preparing for College Reading I and ENGL099 Introductory Writing) or achieve a minimum score of 68 on reading and 3 on writing placement testing.
  • Biological Principles I (BIOL121) or have passed the Biology Challenge Exam.

Students who enroll in Veterinary Technology are charged a program-specific fee of $1,000 per year, in addition to the regular tuition and fees at Massasoit.

Massachusetts has a strong demand for veterinary technicians in the research, agricultural, clinical and regulatory areas. Between 2016 and 2026, the National Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth rate of 20 percent for veterinary technicians, compared to a national average of 7 percent in other careers. In the Boston metro area, the average salary of veterinary technicians is $43,820.

Veterinary Technology FAQs

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC)

Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) scores
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE30
Three-year VTNE pass percentage66.67%

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  • Selective admissions program