Hands on Experience and OCCI
In order to complete the hands on or lab portion of many courses, students must either intern or work in an approved veterinary facility. In order for a clinic to be approved students must submit documentation and photos for non-AAHA facilities, and the documents with proof of accreditation in lieu of photos for any facility that is AAHA accredited.
Students must complete an OCCI packet at least six weeks before the start of the semester in which they plan on registering for upper level courses. The approval process can take upwards of 4-6 weeks (longer during peak times) once the packet has been submitted so please start the process early. Once approved you will be emailed an approval letter with an OCCI number which you will need to register.
Students do not have the option of coming to the Cedar Valley College campus to complete any hands on tasks for courses that require hands on skills except for students enrolled in VTHT 2325. Students without access to large animals have the option of attending fast track lab in which they complete all the large animal tasks in two days. Students must have and maintain access to an approved OCCI hospital for the entire semester they are enrolled in courses that require an approved clinic. Students who change clinics during the semester must notify their instructor immediately in writing and verify the new hospital is approved.
OCCI Site Access Instructions
If you have any questions, please email CVCVetTech@dcccd.edu.
|No Clinic Required
||Approved Clinic Required BEFORE registration in these courses, no exceptions|
|All Five General Education Courses