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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-091-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Veterinary Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Certified Veterinary Technician
Animal Technician
Veterinary Technician
Herd Manager

Average Median Wage


Veterinary Technician Programs

Students learn the skills and procedures to effectively contribute to the health and well being of veterinary patients. Veterinary technicians, while always working under the supervision of a veterinarian, provide many services. Routine duties include restraint of animals, sample collection, nursing care (IV catheter placement, bandage application, medication administration, etc.), feeding of animals, record keeping, office procedures, and client education and communication. Other skills include administration of anesthesia, surgical nursing, radiographic procedures, dental prophylaxis, clinical pathology procedures and medication preparation.

Veterinary Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Fox Valley Veterinary Technician at Fox Valley
Gateway Veterinary Technician at Gateway
Madison College Veterinary Technician at Madison College
Northcentral Veterinary Technician at Northcentral
Northwood Tech Veterinary Technician at Northwood Tech