Massasoit’s Veterinary Technology Program is an AVMA CVTEA accredited program. Students who graduate from this program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). In Massachusetts, and most other states, students are required to graduate from an AVMA CVTEA program to be eligible to sit for the VTNE. Veterinary technician credentialing is achieved upon obtaining a passing score on the VTNE.
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 can view the Veterinary Technology Student Handbook (PDF). For more information on the application process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
In addition to the quality and challenging course work and practical experience offered by the Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit Community College, students are given the opportunity to learn and practice hands-on skills utilizing the facilities and resources available at Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie). By partnering with Norfolk Aggie, the Veterinary Technology Program at Massasoit is able to provide students with a unique academic experience. Norfolk Aggie is an academic and vocational high school situated on a large 365-acre campus and is comprised of an extensive resource of animals, including horses, farm animals, small and exotic animals, fish, and more.
Massachusetts has a strong demand for veterinary technicians in the research, agricultural, clinical and regulatory areas. Between 2021 and 2031, the National Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth rate of 20% for veterinary technicians, compared to a national average of 4 percent in other careers. In the Boston metro area, the average salary of veterinary technicians is $44,320.
To learn more about veterinary technician education and job opportunities, visit the Bureau of Labor’s website.
For information about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and concern reporting for the Veterinary Technology program at Massasoit, visit this link.
- Selective admissions program