Program Overview

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.

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 for domestic, companion, research, and exotic animals. Graduates of the program will leave with the knowledge and skill required to succeed in the veterinary industry.

In 1976, the EWC veterinary technology program was accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The Veterinary Technology program coursework can be completed in four semesters followed by a clinical externship 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.

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Eastern Wyoming Male and Female Eastern Wyoming Veterinary Technology students working with an animal

Veterinary Technician National Exam

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023


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Three-year VTNE pass percentage


Why Study Veterinary Technology?

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 Kate Norton prior to beginning their work experience.

Program Benefits

Four faculty certified veterinary technicians


Experienced and knowledgeable faculty


One Full-time Faculty Veterinarian


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, an on-site surgical suite, digital radiography, dental radiography, an 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

Veterinary Technology Club

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.

Veterinary Technology Certificate