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Veterinary Sciences

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Degrees

How to Apply

Due to limited seating, Veterinary Sciences requires you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

Veterinary Sciences Program

The Veterinary Sciences program will train you in veterinary medicine, preparing you to work with animals and their owners under the supervision of a veterinarian.

The five-term Associate of Applied Science degree program provides didactic, lab and clinical experiences necessary for employment in the field of veterinary care and technology.

After completing the program, you will be prepared to join a veterinary health care team providing care and support to animals.

Veterinary Receptionist

The Veterinary Receptionist certificate prepares you with entry level, reception / front office related skills to serve as receptionists or in customer care for veterinary offices, pet stores, feed or agricultural stores, or at grooming or boarding facilities. You will explore the basics of a variety of animal health professions, acquire skills for reception / front office service, understand veterinary professionalism, and gain skills to excel in veterinary customer service. Veterinary medical terminology and vocabulary supporting animal care fields are included in the certificate courses.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid NM RVT license, you can receive credit for courses in the Veterinary Sciences program by filling out the following form:

Examination Pass Rate

Academic Year

Graduates (eligible for test)

Total VTNE 1st time test takers     

VTNE Pass Rate by 1st timers

2015–2016

16

16

93.75%

2016–2017

19

15

66.66%

2017-2018

11

11

63.64%

Total Past 3 Years

46

42

74.68%