Veterinary Medical Technology

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

Course work includes instruction in veterinary anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry, and small and large animal clinical practices.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.

What prospective students can do at this time:

Attend an information session.

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 1-3pm in NE-108 (North Campus).

Application Period: January 22, 2018 through Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Starting with the incoming class of Fall 2019 the biology requirement will be changed to High School Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) Biology or College level Bio 111. The applicant must have obtained a “C” or better in the course and the course must be completed within 5 years of the starting date of the program. General High School Biology or Bio 110 will not longer be accepted for program admission.

Prospective students could take the General Education courses, if you have not already taken them, which will be needed to complete the program:

Download the Application Packet

Download the Point Count Worksheet

Confirmation of Observation Form


General Education Courses

  • ENG-111 (Writing & Inquiry)
  • ENG-114 (Professional Research & Reporting)
  • MAT-143 (Quantitative Literacy)
  • CIS-111 (Basic PC Literacy)

Social Behavioral Science Elective (Pick one)

  • PSY-118 (Interpersonal Psychology)
  • PSY-150 (General Psychology)
  • SOC-210 (Introduction to Sociology)
  • SOC-240 (Social Psychology)

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (Pick one)

  • ART-111 (Art Appreciation)
  • HUM-115 (Critical Thinking)
  • MUS-110 (Music Appreciation)
  • PHI-210 (History of Philosophy)

It is expected that more information on how to apply and the selection criteria for prospective students after a new Lead Veterinarian is hired to manage the program this coming fall.

All courses for this new program will be held on the CFCC North Campus.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 3 2
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 4 3
VET 110 Animal Breeds & Husbandry 2 2 4 3
VET 122 Veterinary Veterinary Zoology 3 3 6 4
VET 121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 3 3 3
Totals 20 15

Spring Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
CHM 130 General Organic & Biochemistry 3 3 3
CHM 130A General Organic & Biochemistry Lab 2 2 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 3 3
VET 123 Veterinary Parasitology 2 3 5 3
VET 120 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 3 3 6 4
Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective 3 3 3
Totals 22 17

Summer Semester I

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 131 Veterinary Lab Techniques I 2 3 5 3
VET 133 Veterinary Clinical Practices I 2 3 5 3
VET 237 Animal Nutrition 3 3 3
VET 125 Veterinary Diseases I 2 2 2
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 3 3
Totals 18 14

Fall Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 126 Veterinary Diseases II 1 3 4 2
VET 211 Veterinary Lab Techniques II 2 3 5 3
VET 213 Veterinary Clinical Practices II 1 9 10 4
VET 215 Veterinary Pharmacology 3 3 3
Totals  22 12

Spring Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
VET 212 Veterinary Lab Techniques III 2 3 5 3
VET 214 Veterinary Clinical Practices III 1 9 10 4
VET 217 Large Animal Clinical Practices 2 3 5 3
VET 137 Veterinary Office Practices 1  2 3 2
Totals  23 12

Summer Semester II

Course Title Class Lab Contact Credit
WBL 115 Work-Based Learning Seminar 1 1 1
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning Experience 20 2
Totals  21 3