Veterinary Technology program coming to Kansas

PHOTO by: Brian Burkett, Kansas First News
PHOTO by: Brian Burkett, Kansas First News

A Veterinary Technology program is coming to the state of Kansas. Wright Career College will soon offer an Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology and as part of the program, WCC is partnering with five local humane societies to bring a mobile veterinary training lab to students to give hands-on training.

The Veterinary Technology program includes both online and clinical externships. In addition, one day a week, the mobile vet tech lab will visit a local humane society site to allow students to practice the hands-on skills needed to perform as veterinary technicians.

The mobile vet tech lab includes a well-equipped examination area, treatment, x-ray and laboratory areas designed to emulate a modern veterinary practice.

According to the US Labor Department, careers in veterinary technology are projected to grow 41% by 2016.

The program will be offered in five Kansas cities, Great Bend, Merriam, Parsons, Topeka and Wichita. It is a partnership with Golden Belt Humane Society, Great Plains SPCA, Proud Animal Lovers Shelter, Helping Hands Humane Society, and Kansas Humane Society.

For more information and to enroll in classes, call 1-800-222-8203.

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