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Admission Procedures

Veterinary Technology Admission Procedures

  1. Complete a general Application for Admission (denote Veterinary Technology as your major). This application can be submitted to the Office of Admissions in Student Services or completed on-line.

  2. Complete and return a Veterinary Technology Supplemental Application.  Click here to obtain a Veterinary Technology Supplemental Application. Return the completed application to Jefferson College, Veterinary Technology, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO  63050 or email to

  3. Pay the $30 Veterinary Technology application fee (please pay at the cashier's window located in the Student Center) and enclose a paid receipt in the Veterinary Technology Supplemental Application.  If needed, applicants may call the cashier at (636) 481-3123 to pay the fee over the phone with a credit or debit card.

  4. Prerequisites for the program are high school biology and chemistry or college-level biology. These courses must have been accompanied by a laboratory session and been completed within 5 years of the registration date into the Veterinary Technology Program. The student must have completed the courses with a grade of "C" or better. For example, if you are applying for the fall 2024 semester, the date of completion for the biology and chemistry courses cannot be any earlier than 2019.

  5. If applicable, submit official copies of high school and college transcripts to the Jefferson College Enrollment Services. 

  6. Completion and verification of 16 hours of veterinary clinical shadowing/observation hours or employment in a veterinary practice that employs at least one Registered Veterinary Technician.  The applicant is responsible for completing and submitting the observation form provided in the supplemental application packet to the Veterinary Technology department no later than March 31, 2024. 

  7. Submit two form letters of professional and/or academic recommendation.  These letters should be sent to Jefferson College, Veterinary Technology, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO  63050 or emailed to

  8. General Admission Applications can be completed at any time. The Veterinary Technology Supplemental Application can be completed and returned to the Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Department from October 1 through March 31, 2024.

  9. The Veterinary Technology Admissions Committee meets to review applications in April of each year. ONLY COMPLETE FILES WILL BE REVIEWED. A maximum number of 36 students will be accepted into the Veterinary Technology Program. Letters will be sent to individuals informing them of the committee's decision.


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