#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 acceptance into the Veterinary Technology Program. Courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application. Students with in progress prerequisite courses will need to verify their final grades once they are posted.  

It is strongly recommended that the MCOMM (Introduction to Online Learning) course be completed prior to Program admission to ensure optimal learning in our Veterinary Technology on-line courses.

#2. Download Print Application Form


    All applications due by March 16, 2020. 


 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.

  The Program starts a new class cohort each year in August. Applications must be received by March 15th each year to be eligible to start the Program in August (Fall semester). The deadline has been extended to March 16th, 2020 for the upcoming year. 

#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. Submit 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

You may also submit the application in person to one of the instructors in the 1700 building (located across the street from the Veteran's Resource Center)

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 March 15th of each year may not be included in consideration for the subsequent fall semester. Applications received after March 15th will be dated and placed on an alternate list.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available spaces in the class, a lottery will be held to select those for entry into the Program for the number of available spaces.

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 April 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 Thursday in April, is a half 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.

The next Orientation will be: Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Site Map | Printable View | © 2008 - 2020 Yuba College Veterinary Technology (Vet Tech) Program | Yuba College Website | YCCD District |