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Veterinary Technology


The Cosumnes River College Veterinary Technology program does not provide veterinary medical services to the public.

The Veterinary Technology program is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. The program offers a rigorous and rewarding academic curriculum while simultaneously providing ample hands-on experience. The student will gain a working knowledge of animal behavior, restraint, nutrition and nursing. The curriculum will include, but not be restricted to, the performance of veterinary emergency care, anesthesia, dental care, surgical assistance and laboratory procedures.

Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) are trained professionals who work as highly skilled assistants to veterinarians and researchers. RVTs are integral members of the veterinary health care team and are valuable employees in a variety of related fields.

Most states require official licensing of Veterinary Technicians. In California, licensure is accomplished by:

  • Graduation from an AVMA Accredited/California Veterinary Medical Board Approved RVT program (or equivalent)
  • Achievement of a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)
  • Application for a Registered Veterinary Technician license from the California Veterinary Medical Board. (Please visit the California VMB website for details about the licensure process.)

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
(800) 248-2862
AVMA Accredited Programs

Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S. in Veterinary Technology
  • Veterinary Technology Certificate
  • Dean Kris Hubbard (Interim)
  • Department Liasons Dave Andrews, Department Chair
    Andrea Atkins, Program Director
  • Phone (916) 691-7236
  • Email