Contact Veterinary Technology Program San Diego Mesa College

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Animal Health Technology is now Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology, is the study of procedures for the medical care of animals, is a unique and challenging field. The Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) is an integral member of the veterinary health care team, enjoying a wide range of job responsibilities.

Graduates of the Veterinary Technology Program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Successful completion of the exam is required before a candidate becomes a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in California.

Our Program's VTNE Pass Rates:  July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2021

Total number of first time test takers: 74

Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 89.1%


San Diego Mesa College, Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

San Diego Mesa College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is approved by the California State Department of Education. 

Program Applications:

Applications will be available from December 1, 2021 to January 3,2022

Required Information Sessions: Fall 2021 Schedule

*Must attend one information session within the last 2 years* 

The VTAH Information Sessions will be conducted by Zoom. 

Click on the date of your choice to register for the Zoom meeting.  


November 19th at 5:30 PM

December 3rd at 5:30 PM and December 17th at 5:30 PM

Program and Application Information

Start Online Application (available December 1, 2021 at 12pm)

For Questions email:


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  1. American Veterinary Medical Association
  2. California Veterinary Medical Board; Registered Veterinary Technician Information
  3. North American Veterinary Technician Association
  4. California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association