The Palo Alto Veterinary Technology Program is designed for the student who wants to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). This is a rigorous academic program with a strong emphasis on practical application. Veterinary technicians work as part of the veterinary health care team under the supervision of licensed veterinarians providing medical, surgical, and laboratory procedure support. Students completing their Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology are eligible to take the Texas state RVT exam and the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to become a credentialed RVT. For more information click here.
- Contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- Strong hands-on learning program
- Dedicated, enthusiastic Program faculty and staff
- Graduates excellent performance on VTNE and Texas RVT Examination
The mission of the Palo Alto College Veterinary Technology Program (PACVTP) is to teach students to work as veterinary health care professionals; to interact with other health care professionals and patients in a professional and ethical manner; to develop the highest possible technical skills required in the veterinary field; to always demonstrate the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve; to demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving; and to provide assistance to graduates and facilitate continuing educational opportunities for fellow technicians.
This program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
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