#1. Complete Prerequisite Courses

In classroomPrerequisite courses:

  • VETT 91 (Veterinary Assisting)
  • BIOL 15 (Bioscience)
  • CHEM 10 (Concepts of Chemistry)

Each of these courses or their college level equivalents MUST be completed with a grade of "C" or better PRIOR to submission of an application for enrollment into the Veterinary Technology Program.

Eight hours of verifiable veterinary practice observation in a clinical setting must be completed prior to submission of an application. This eight hour shadow experience is to be completed as part of enrollment in the VETT 91 course.

It is strongly recommended that the MCOMM/EDUC 40, "Introduction to Online Learning" course be completed prior to Program admission to insure optimal learning in our Veterinary Technology on-line courses.

#2. Download Print Application Form

 

     This application should be filled out legibly and in black or blue ink. Do not leave any blank spaces. If you are currently enrolled in one of the prerequisite courses you should mark the application with an 'IP' where it asks for grade and include the completed, signed Prerequisite Progress Report form.

 

#3. Write the Essay

With this Application and transcripts please submit type-written narrative (maximum of two pages) on the following topic:

Describe your academic goals and why you have chosen the Yuba College Veterinary Technology Program. Include in your essay why you feel you are a good candidate for this Program and what you plan to do in a future career as a Registered Veterinary Technician.‚Äč

Here are some questions you should consider when writing your essay:

Does your essay demonstrate that you have an understanding of, and a desire to perform, the job tasks of the licensed RVT?

Will your essay convince the review committee that you have a broad and balanced perspective on contemporary veterinary technology, including economic, societal and workforce issues?

If you have a specific interest in one species or facet of veterinary technology does your essay demonstrate that you are flexible enough to be willing to explore other areas of interest?

Did you provide a brief overview of the experiences that lead to your desire to become a veterinary technician? Did you articulate an interest in, and aptitude for, science as well as an understanding and respect for animals?

Have you shown that you are interested in promoting human health as well as animal health? At its core, the veterinary profession is about the health and well-being of both animals and people.

Have you described your ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and with varying personalities both within and outside the profession?

 

#4. Obtain Official College Transcripts

Contact all colleges you have attended and request copies of your official transcripts be sent to you. Include these UNOPENED official transcripts with your application packet.

#5. Mail the Completed Application Packet

horses in pasturePlease mail all the above in one large manila envelope to the following address:

            Yuba College Veterinary Technology Program
            Attn: Application Administrator
            2088 N. Beale Road
            Marysville, CA 95901

Applications will be accepted year round and filed according to date received. Only complete Veterinary Technology packets will be reviewed. Selection of candidates for entry into the Veterinary Technology Program occurs each spring therefore any packet that is received after May 15th of each year may not be included in consideration for the subsequent fall semester. Applications received after May 15th will be dated and placed on the wait list.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces in the class, a wait list process will be used to establish priority. For more specific information contact the Veterinary Technology Program administrator at 530-741-6962 or vettech@yccd.edu

General application to or enrollment at Yuba College does not imply acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program. Registration for Program courses is not allowed until after the applicant has been notified in writing of official acceptance in the Program. Qualified applicants will be notified of this preliminary acceptance into the Program by June 1st.

Attendance and participation in the Veterinary Technology Program Orientation is a mandatory requirement before final acceptance of a candidate. This orientation, held on a Saturday in June, is a one day exploration into the teaching formats, academic and physical demands, and dexterity requirements that the Veterinary Technology student can expect to encounter on a daily basis in this two-year program.


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