At Pima Medical Institute, we want each student to succeed. We are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded education that offers theoretical classroom studies coupled with real world training on-site at medical facilities.
Pima Medical Institute is more than a vocational school. We provide life-altering opportunities that turn our students into competent medical professionals who can meet the expectations of 21st century employers. Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives by providing the best value in medical career education.
Pima Medical Institute currently operates 13 campuses in seven states:
Tucson, AZ – 1972
Albuquerque, NM – 1985
Albuquerque Massage, NM – 1988
Mesa, AZ – 1986
Denver, CO – 1988
Seattle, WA – 1989
Chula Vista, CA – 1998
Colorado Springs, CO – 2002
Las Vegas, NV – 2003
Renton, WA – 2004
East Valley, AZ – 2008
Houston, TX – 2009
South Denver, CO – 2010
In 2006, Pima Medical Institute began offering a selection of online programs for students looking for a convenient way to balance personal and professional responsibilities with furthering their education.
A Career as a Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technicians are dedicated health care professionals who nurture the health and well-being of animals through specialized knowledge of animal behavior and care, surgical assisting, laboratory testing and nursing procedures.
Working in the field of veterinary medicine is rewarding for people who love animals. Veterinary Technicians provide advanced nursing and care for hospitalized animals and work closely with Veterinarians in the areas of surgery, lab procedures and radiography. The Veterinary Technician must work independently and be able to respond quickly in emergencies. Vet Techs may work in clinics, hospitals, laboratories, ranches, zoos or other professional veterinary settings.
What is a Veterinary Assistant?
Veterinary assistants are dedicated to aiding domestic animals of every shape and size. They are responsible for feeding and bathing animals, administering medication as prescribed by the veterinarian and help the veterinary team with animal nursing.
Veterinary assistants can find work in a wide range of environments, such as private veterinary clinics, animal hospitals and animal shelters. Some animal hospitals and shelters operate 24 hours a day, which may make rotating shifts available.