The Program

administering medsThe Yuba College Veterinary Technology Program teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by the individual who desires to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. An individual interested in this career should possess the ability to deal successfully with a variety of people, enjoy working with animals, have an interest in science and medicine and be able to self-direct and work in an organized manner.

Program Option Selection

  • Business Management Option
  • Dental Option
  • Exotic Animal/Wildlife Option
  • Laboratory Animal Option
  • Laboratory Diagnostics Option
  • Large Animal Option
  • Public Health Option
  • Shelter Medicine Option
  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Option

Student Program Options
Species focus within veterinary technology is common today thereby improving post-graduate employment opportunities for Yuba College graduates. To allow this latitude the following Veterinary Technology Program specializations are available to students:

Business Management Option: Completion of VETT7 Veterinary Business Applications, VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original business management research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a clinic business internship.

Dental Option: Completion of VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VT53D Veterinary Dentistry Principles, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original veterinary dentistry research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a dental specialty internship.

Exotic Animal/Wildlife Option: Completion of VETT10 Exotic and Wildlife Medicine, VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original exotic/wildlife research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a wildlife and/or exotic animal internship.

Laboratory Animal Option: Completion of VETT9 Laboratory Animal Medicine, VETT 52 Human Animal Bond​, VETT57 Animals and Society, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science ALAT certification, completion and submission of an original laboratory animal medicine research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a laboratory animal internship.

Laboratory Diagnostics Option: Completion of VETT4 Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques, VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original laboratory diagnostics research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a laboratory diagnostics internship.

Large Animal Option: Completion of VETT8 Large Animal Medicine and Nursing, VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original large animal research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a large animal internship.

Public Health Option: Completion of VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT54 Public Health and Infectious Disease, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original public health/food safety research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a public health or food hygiene internship.

Shelter Medicine Option: Completion of VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT56 Shelter Medicine, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original shelter medicine research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a shelter medicine internship.

Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Option: Completion of VETT11 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, VETT52 Human Animal Bond, VETT57 Animals and Society, completion and submission of an original emergency and critical care research project, and at least 4 units of VETT5 as a emergency or critical care internship.


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