If you love animals, want to learn about animal medicine and are looking for a rewarding and meaningful career, then you should consider becoming a veterinary technician or a veterinary aide. Students who enroll and graduate from the Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Veterinary Aide certificate.

In 1976, the EWC veterinary technology program was accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The Veterinary Technology program can be completed in four semesters or students

may choose to spread the coursework over five semesters. A one-year certificate program for Veterinary Aides is another option for students that choose this career path.

The Veterinary Technology Department at Eastern Wyoming College has a very active veterinary technology club. The students involved in this group participate in dog washes, vaccination clinics and tour wildlife centers. The club offers an opportunity for students to attend a major veterinary conference.

Program Benefits

  • Experienced and knowledgeable faculty
  • Two faculty veterinarians
  • Two faculty certified veterinary technicians
  • Animal technician that is a licensed veterinary technician
  • Full accreditation since 1976
  • Wide variety of small animals, livestock, lab and exotic species on campus
  • Small classes and laboratory limits to allow for personalized, hands-on training
  • Facilities include: laboratories, on-site surgical suite, digital radiography, dental radiography, on-site large animal surgical suite, and dental units
  • Cost effective program with financial aid and scholarships available
  • Associate of Applied Science degree for veterinary technicians
  • Excellent pass rate on the National Veterinary Technology Exam:
    • Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 23
    • Three-year Pass Rate of first time takers on VTNE: 91.3% (7/1/2019 – 6/30/2022)


Veterinary Technology Department
Mission Statement
 The mission of the Veterinary Technology Department at Eastern Wyoming College is to provide our students with the highest level of education necessary to promote ethical, professional, and humane animal care to domestic, companion, research and exotic animals. Graduates of the program will leave with the knowledge and skill required to succeed in the veterinary industry.



The veterinary technology field is an amazing and rewarding career path. The EWC Vet Tech Department encourages prospective students to explore this career field. It is recommended that incoming students should spend at least one week (40hrs) or more working or observing Veterinary Medicine.

Ideally, this experience would be

achieved under the supervision of a credentialed veterinary technician. Students that participate, gain knowledge and experience prior to starting their first semester. Upon completion of this experience, new students will begin their Orientation to Veterinary Technology (VTTK 1500) lecture class with 25 extra credit points. Those students interested in this path should fill out the Clinical Observation Form and contact Jamie Michael prior to beginning your work experience.