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Veterinary technicians perform a variety of tasks including medical and surgical nursing procedures, laboratory testing, anesthesia induction, recovery maintenance, monitoring, holding and restraining animals during exams and treatments, collecting specimens, taking diagnostic X-rays, administering medication or treatments, assisting in surgery and assisting with client education.

Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) Veterinary Technology Program is an AVMA CVTEA accredited program and has achieved program approval through the Higher Learning Commission (HSL).

Because of the strong interest in this program, admission is a selective process. This means that, in addition to the minimum requirements, there will be a selection process which will include an application and an interview.  Please download the application packet to start the process.

Veterinary Technology Program Application

Vet Tech Application Orientation - September 2023 (date TBD)

If you are Pre-Vet Tech and are interested in learning more about the application process to the Vet Tech program, come visit with us on September 8 from 4:00 - 5:00pm. We will be covering pre-requirements, the application process, and what we are looking for as well as all the resources available on campus so you can get your best foot forward. Location: WCCC Campus, Youngblood Building, Vet Tech Lab Room 126, 4:00pm.

Why choose the Veterinary Technology Program at WCCC?

  • Integrated learning with local veterinarians ensures real life learning experiences for job market readiness.
  • Clinical experience during every semester provides hands-on opportunities to gain proficiency in skills.
  • Access to state-of-the-art medical equipment.
  • Skill building in a wide variety of professional roles within the veterinary field and with a wide variety of animal species.

The Veterinary Technology program is for those who wish to develop careers as an important member of the veterinary team and who are passionate about providing quality care to animals.

Academic Requirements for Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Career Opportunities

  • Private veterinary practice
  • Research laboratories
  • Kennels
  • Zoos
  • Local, state and federal agencies

Program Faculty