64 Credits | 2 Years
Career Cluster: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Combine your love for animals and your passion for science with your career by becoming a veterinary technician. Veterinary technicians, under the supervision of a veterinarian, provide a variety of services that supports the veterinarian. Veterinary technicians are an integral part of the veterinary team, and each day at work provides new and exciting challenges.
As a student of the Veterinary Technician program, you will learn to obtain patient history and perform the initial physical exam, place intravenous catheters and give injectable medications, anesthetize and monitor patients, assist in surgery apply bandages and splints and evaluate lab samples under a microscope. You will also be trained to do dental cleanings on dogs and cats.
Veterinary Technician graduates will be able to:
- Manage veterinary business functions
- Integrate all aspects of patient management for anesthetic, surgical, and medical nursing procedures
- Produce diagnostic radiographic images
- Perform laboratory procedures
- Administer prescribed drugs
Veterinary Technicians work in a variety of settings including clinics and hospitals, humane societies, zoos and wildlife parks and more.
Work with small animals.
Veterinary Technician is a two-year associate degree program offered at the New Richmond campus.
There is a strong demand for veterinary technicians in traditional clinical settings, veterinary sales and research.
You'll get hands-on experience applying your knowledge in a clinical setting. You'll work alongside veterinarians and other veterinary technicians in the field to get real-world exposure to the challenges faced day-to-day.
As a Veterinary Technician student at WITC, you all have access to instructors who have many years of experience in the field.
You can take this first and get a credential.
This is the program you're looking at.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
64 Credits | 2 Years
$830 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Veterinary Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Veterinary Technician associate degree.