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Veterinary Technology

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Veterinary Technology prepares you for careers in small, large and mixed animal practice, research, education, animal rehabilitation centers, animal rescue centers and zoological parks. Classes are held on the Raymond Campus. Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as a certified veterinary technician and can sit for the Assistant Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification exam. 


New Applicants that are interested in the Veterinary Technology program must meet and complete the following requirements as applies:

  • Student must complete a general application for admission to Hinds Community College and meet ALL admission requirements prior to interview date.
  • Provide validation of high school transcript or GED equivalency transcript
  • Send transcript from all colleges attended previously prior to applying to Hinds Community College
  • Applicant must complete a Selection Application for Veterinary Technology Students in order to be considered for interview prior to the application deadline.
  • Applicant should have successfully completed Level 2 Math (MAT0123) and have attained Level 3 Math (MAT-1233-Intermediate Algebra) or higher OR has scored 16 or above on the Math portion of the ACT. If the student has not taken the ACT test the applicant can take the ACCUPLACER that is given through the Hinds CC Counseling Office. Please contact the Counseling Office to make an appointment to take the placement exam.
  • Applicants must interview for selection prior to the program.
  • It is highly recommended that applicants have work experience or shadowing experience in a veterinary practice prior to interview. (See observation document located on Veterinary Technology website)
  • Applicants must complete a minimum of 35 hours of observation in a veterinary clinic prior to interview. Observation hours must be completed and the observation form submitted prior to the applicant's scheduled interview.

*Students that are reapplying for program must complete the following. Please note that a student will be allowed to reapply for the Veterinary Technology program only one time.

  • Complete application to Hinds Community College and have met all admission requirements prior to interview. (If student has set out one semester he or she must reapply for admissions to the college.)
  • Reapply students must complete a Selection Application for the Veterinary Technology program and interview with selection committee.
  • Students that are reapply applicants must take an Improvement of Study Skills class (LLS 1413) either prior to the semester to which they will be reapplying OR take LLS1413 during the semester they reenter the program.

Important Dates for Veterinary Technology Applicants

  • Selection Applications for Fall 2018 Veterinary Technology will be accepted March 1, 2018 – June 1, 2018
  • Interview Time Frame: June 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018

VTNE Results

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
Number of eligible first time candidates: 29
Number of first time candidate that have taken the VTNE: 29
Three year VTNE pass percentage: 60.17%