Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to take Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). State licensing requirements for Veterinary Technicians vary greatly from state to state, therefore graduates should contact the individual state’s licensing bureau for the current requirements. Pass rates for our students are found here.
Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist in advisement and scheduling of courses. The student is responsible for scheduling an appointment to be seen by his/her advisor during the early advisement period. Appointments for advisement during this period should be scheduled through Starfish. Students are required to meet with the assigned faculty member prior to each registration period.
Once an appointment is scheduled, and accepted by the advisor through Starfish, the student is expected to attend the appointment. If the student is unable to attend, they should notify their advisor or the Health Education Division’s administrative assistant in advance of the appointment. If a student misses three scheduled advising appointments, they will be required to meet with the Health Education Dean.
The program has full accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1931 N. Meacham Road Suite 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4360, Telephone: 847-925-8070, Fax: 847-9251329, and is sanctioned by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.
Public Wide Pet Adoption
Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology Department conducts a Public Wide Pet Adoption event each semester at Halbert Hall on the Pendleton Campus. The adoption fee is $45.00 cash or check only. This fee includes the animal being spayed/neutered, microchipped with registration, up-to-date on vaccines, and current on heartworm and flea prevention. Canines have been started on basic commands and leash manners and felines have been socialized. All animals are on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about any of our animals, please contact our Adoption Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Facebook page to see more animals and updates.
Donate to Veterinary Technology
Visit our Foundation Page to learn more or to make a gift.
Career Pathways for Success
Students who are still in high school may consider taking college courses now to get a jumpstart on completing your degree at Tri-County. View a sample pathway here.
For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. We do have an agreement already in place for students to transfer seamlessly to earn a BS in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Learn more about transfer options here.