Vet Tech Animal Adoption


Add a furry friend to your family! Many cats and dogs are available for adoption at the end of the fall and spring semester. See below for adoption policies and procedures, animals available for adoption and our adoption application and questionnaire.

About Our Program

JJC's Veterinary Medical Technology program allows students to gain hands-on experience with real animals from local shelters. Cats and dogs are brought to campus each semester, where they are cared for by students and faculty, until they are adopted out to good homes.

The program is fully accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Upon completion of the VMTP, graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for licensure in Illinois.

Learn More About JJC's Vet Tech Program

About Our Animals

Partnering with local animal shelters to provide quality and compassionate veterinary care, JJC students and faculty are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of homeless animals each semester. Prior to finding their "furr-ever" home, at JJC, animals are:

  • spayed/neutered
  • vaccinated 
  • de-wormed 
  • micro-chipped 
  • given heart worm, flea and tick preventatives

Students and faculty use low-stress handling and basic training techniques along with an enrichment program to make each animal's stay as comfortable as possible. JJC maintains a high standard of animal welfare and veterinary care.

Adoption Policies & Procedures

Thinking about adopting one of our cats or dogs? Depending on which type of animal you choose, our rules are different. Before filling out an adoption form, please review the policies and procedures below. 

Cat Polices & Procedures
Dog Policies & Procedures

Sponsor an Animal

JJC's Veterinary Medical Technology program appreciates your support. If you cannot adopt an animal at this time, but would still like to help, you can sponsor one of our animals. Check out our form below.

Sponsor a Dog or Cat

Animals for Adoption

  • Cats

    All of our spring 2021 cats have been adopted.

    It is our policy to make certain that each person who adopts a pet is aware of the responsibilities of pet guardianship and is capable of and willing to accept those responsibilities morally, physically and financially. Not every person who desires to adopt a pet should do so. By completing our adoption form and questionnaire, you will aid us in determining if you and your family are indeed ready for pet guardianship, and if the pet of your interest would suit you and your lifestyle. Should you agree that adopting a pet is a commitment throughout the lifetime of your companion animal, please fill out our adoption application form and questionnaire.

  • Dogs

    All of our spring 2021 dogs have been adopted.

    It is our policy to make certain that each person who adopts a pet is aware of the responsibilities of pet guardianship and is capable of and willing to accept those responsibilities morally, physically and financially. Not every person who desires to adopt a pet should do so. By completing our adoption form and questionnaire, you will aid us in determining if you and your family are indeed ready for pet guardianship, and if the pet of your interest would suit you and your lifestyle. Should you agree that adopting a pet is a commitment throughout the lifetime of your companion animal, please fill out our adoption application form and questionnaire.