The field of veterinary technology is both intellectually and physically challenging.
The American with Disabilities Acr (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensure that qualified applicats have the ability to pursue program admission. However, all students must meet the essential skills and technical standards to perform functions required of the St Petersburg College’s Veterinary Technician program and profession. Every student will be held to the same standards with or without reasonable accommodations. View the Essential Functions required for Veterinary Technicians.
Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program is based upon the
following minimum requirements:
Admission to St. Petersburg College.
Completion of application to St. Petersburg College, including
$40 application fee, the Veterinary Technology Program application
and high school (or GED) and college transcripts. Students who have
completed an A.A. or B.A. Degree are not required to submit high
Achievement of a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on
a 4.00 scale for high school courses or for college-level courses.
Completion of pre-entrance testing and all college preparatory
Completion of at least 18 hours of the required Veterinary Technology general education and support courses including composition, speech, math, and biology through enrollment or transfer credits with a minimum grade of “C” in all courses.
Submission of documentation of Veterinary Technology related experience in accordance with specific program requirements including the completion of at least 40 hours of observations and discussions with a veterinarian and veterinary technician in a veterinary practice. The specific items to observe and discuss are listed in the Veterinary Hospital Observation and Discussion form.
In addition to the requirements above, students applying to the Distance Education Program should be computer literate, and be working at least 20 hours per week for a veterinary hospital or veterinarian.
Submit transcripts from your high school (unless you have an AA or higher degree) and any colleges you have attended and/or take the college placement test. (International students should review the International Center Information on the college web site.) Please have the transcripts mailed to the Vet Tech Department at SPC's Health Center. That way we can make a copy for our file before they are sent to Central Records on the Tarpon Campus.