Veterinary Technology
Welcome to the Veterinary Technology Program
To apply to the Veterinary Technology Program, please create an account with CastleBranch. You will need to use code UL64im and upload your immunizations (Tdap only). Then when you are ready to upload your documents, you will use code UL84im. Once all your documents and immunizations have been cleared (green checks), turn in your application by the deadline.

Accreditation Announcement!

The Veterinary Technology program at Austin Community College is now accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Accreditation by the AVMA assures students that they will be provided with a quality education in veterinary technology and, upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology, the graduate is eligible to sit for national and state credentialing exams.

For additional information about about accreditation or complaints:

American Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinary technicians are trained in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal physiology, and in routine diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures. Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, performing a wide variety of tasks, but they cannot diagnose, prescribe, perform surgery, or engage in any activity prohibited by a state's veterinary practice act.

Veterinary technicians perform the job of a nurse, laboratory technician, anesthetist, surgical assistant, x-ray technician, pharmacy technician and more. Like veterinarians, they are trained to work with several species of animals. Some of the tasks that a veterinary technician might perform include: obtain and record patient case histories; collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures; provide specialized nursing care; prepare animals, instruments, and equipment for surgery; assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures; expose and develop radiographs (x-rays); advise and educate animal owners; supervise and train practice personnel; and perform dental cleaning procedures.

Once credentialed, veterinary technicians can also specialize in a particular discipline. Specialties include dentistry, anesthesia, surgery, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, clinical pathology, nutrition, equine nursing and zoological medicine.

The Veterinary Technology Program at Austin Community College will prepare students to function as Veterinary Technicians in a wide variety of settings. The curriculum includes classroom and laboratory clinical coursework as well as external learning experiences in a number of different types of veterinary facilities.

Patience, compassion, organizational skills and a desire to be a part of a veterinary health care team are essential traits for a veterinary technician.

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. Admission criteria have been established and enrollment is limited.


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Department Announcements
All students wanting to apply to a Health Science Program should start their application by uploading their immunization record to Castle Branch. Use Package Code UL64im. Immunizations and other documentation will be required prior to applications being accepted at the Eastview and Round Rock Campuses. For assistance with this new process, please call Health Sciences at 512-223-5700.
Posted: 09/01/2017 11:14 am

To apply to the Veterinary Technology program, please upload your application supporting documents to Castle Branch with code UL84im.
Posted: 09/01/2017 11:14 am

All students that have not been accepted into an ACC Health Sciences program should declare Associate of Science in Pre-Health Sciences for their major. Once accepted into a program, the students major will be updated.
Posted: 06/20/2016 5:21 pm