If you love animals, want to learn about animal medicine and laboratory techniques, 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, concessions for many sports activities (including rodeos), and community service projects. As well as taking trips to various fun locations for participation in the previous activities, like Las Vegas, and Orlando for sophomores to attend a veterinary conference of their choosing.
All veterinary technology students will be required to take the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) prior to enrollment into the veterinary technician program. This exam is designed to help faculty advise students, as to the best pathway for success, in the program. The HOAE may be taken at Eastern Wyoming College or arrangements may be made for off-site testing. For more information about the HOAE, please contact Susan Walker, D.V.M. at 307-532-8279, or to schedule a
time to take the HOAE, please contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8288.
All veterinary technology and aide students are required to receive a criminal background check prior to entry into this program. The background check covers a general criminal history. Potential students that don’t have a satisfactory background check may find it difficult to obtain employment in veterinary medicine.
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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.
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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 Cristi Semmler prior to beginning your work experience.