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Veterinary Technology FAQ's

Veterinary Technology

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Award: A.A.S.
Accreditation:
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) & Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

Average Class Size: 16
Program Capacity: 32
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time Only
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Veterinary Technology programs?
 

A:

Iowa Western’s facilities are state-of-the-art, consisting of fully-equipped surgical labs, multimedia classrooms, on-site kennels, x-ray and ultrasound equipment, and grooming rooms. Our kennels house animals from area shelters, and our students get valuable hands-on experience in treating and caring for them. Our students also participate in summer internships and provide vaccination clinics throughout the year.
 

Q:

Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
 

A:

Students should take a computer applications course, one year of chemistry, one year of biology, and as many additional math and science courses as possible.
 

Q:

What are the admissions requirements for this program?
 

A:

All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. In addition to the college admission requirements, the Veterinary Technician program also requires some additional admissions requirements. To view or print the eligibility requirements for this program, visit our Additional Requirements page.  

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information. 

Q:

What are the student's results in taking the VTNE exam?