Veterinary Technician Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Due to the popularity of this program, we strongly recommend that you apply and complete the admissions requirements, so that you can be placed on the program waitlist.  Please contact the Admissions Advisor today to explore your options.


Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

The lab will on occasion have noise levels above 90db, which will require students to wear approved hearing protection

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check fee
  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable) and other states, if applicable. Background check may affect ability to secure internship placement and the ability to find employment after graduation
  • Complete and submit Veterinary Technician Job Shadow Form documenting an eight-hour volunteer shadowing experience in an approved clinical setting prior to registering for Veterinary Technician core coursework
  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session

UWRF Animal Science Transfer Students

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Admissions Requirements

  • Complete application form

  • NOTE: The application fee is covered via coupon for UWRF Animal Science students
  • Confirmation of enrollment at UWRF

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit an official UWRF transcript

  • Review and sign Background Check Disclosure

  • Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure

  • Submit Background Check fee

  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check, Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and other states, if applicable. Background Check may affect ability to secure internship placement and the ability to find employment after graduation

  • Complete and submit Veterinary Technician Job Shadow Form documenting an 8-hour volunteer shadowing experience in an approved clinical setting prior to registering for Veterinary Technician core coursework

  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session

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Technology Requirements

If using Macintosh or Linux based computers, coursework must be submitted using your Office365 tools provided with your WITC email account. It is important to verify with your Program Faculty if non-Windows based computers are acceptable in the program.

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Contact

Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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