Susan Walker, D.V.M

Susan Walker, D.V.M.

Title: Program Director
Phone: 307.532.8279
Email: susan.walker@ewc.wy.edu

 

 Bio

Dr. Walker graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a degree in veterinary medicine. She worked in a mixed veterinary practice in Laramie before moving to Torrington, Wyoming and working for Bear Creek Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Walker became a veterinary technology program instructor at Eastern Wyoming College in 2001. Dr. Walker also serves on the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) Board. She was appointed program director in 2014.

Edwin Cook Bittner, V.M.D

Title: Instructor
Phone: 307.532.8267
Email: ed.bittner@ewc.wy.edu

 

Bio

Dr. Bittner graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He also received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming in Microbiology. He began his career in veterinary medicine as the Base Veterinarian at Canon AFB, New Mexico and later as the Chief of Veterinary Services at Eielson AFB, Alaska. Dr. Bittner then owned and operated Hot Springs Road Veterinary Service, a mixed veterinary practice, for 20 years in Two Rivers, Alaska. Dr. Bittner became a veterinary technology instructor at Eastern Wyoming College in 2001.

Jamie Michael, C.V.T, BS

Jamie Michael C.V.T., B.S.

Title: Instructor
Phone: 307.532.8376
Email: jamie.michael@ewc.wy.edu

 

 Bio

Jamie Michael graduated from the veterinary technology program at Eastern Wyoming College in 2001 with an Associates of Applied Science. She then worked in veterinary clinics in Wyoming and South Dakota. In 2009, she returned to Torrington, Wyoming and began working for a local veterinary clinic. In 2014, she became a veterinary technology instructor at Eastern Wyoming College and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. In December of 2017, Jamie graduated with her Masters degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences. She is a member of the Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association (WYVTA), the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE), and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Jamie has 4 cats, and 5 dogs.

Cristi Semmler, C.V.T, BS, RALAT

Cristi Semmler C.V.T., BS

Title: Instructor
Phone: 307.532.8331
Email: cristi.semmler@ewc.wy.edu

 

Bio

Cristi Semmler graduated from Ridgewater College in 2004, with an Associates of Applied Science. She has a Bachelor’s in Equine Science from Colorado State University, a certification in equine sports massage therapy, and has 9 years experience with emergency medicine. Cristi is a member of NAVTA, WYVTA, the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE), the American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS), the Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE)and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). Cristi is also a member of the VetFolio Advisory Panel, which is a collaboration of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) , the two leading nonprofit associations in the veterinary industry today. Cristi became a veterinary technology instructor at Eastern Wyoming College in 2014. Cristi is the faculty sponsor for the veterinary technology club on campus, and she has a dog, 2 cats and a horse.

Marcia Cearns

Marcia Cearns - Animal Technician

Title: Animal Technician
Phone: 307.532.8333
Email: marcia.cearns@ewc.wy.edu

 

Bio

Marcia Cearns graduated from the veterinary technology program at Eastern Wyoming College in 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Originally from Billings, MT, she chose to stay in Wyoming working as a veterinary technician for almost 16 years before deciding to come back to Eastern Wyoming College as the EWC Veterinary Technology Program’s animal care technician in February of 2018. She has worked as an adjunct instructor for Eastern Wyoming College since September of 2017. Marcia is a member of the WYVTA. She is kept busy at home with her son Ryker, 4 dogs and 1 horse.