Overview

The Veterinary Technology Program at Weatherford College is designed to provide students with the educational background and practical hands-on experiential learning to be successful in Veterinary practices in Texas and the United States. Students graduating from AVMA-accredited programs are eligible to sit for the VTNE and Texas State Board Exam, and, if successful obtain their license in Veterinary Technology. Weatherford College is accredited by the AVMA CVTEA as a program for educating veterinary technicians.

We combine classroom education with valuable practical and clinical opportunities to ensure that our students are well rounded in their knowledge and skill base so that they are valuable to potential employers.

Career Options

Due to the diversity of the Veterinary Industry in North Central Texas, demand is currently at an all-time high for motivated individuals that have the skill, knowledge and work ethic required by this demanding field.  Students completing the program may find themselves working at any of the following:

  • Private Clinics
  • Mobile Veterinary Practices
  • Laboratories
  • Research Facilities
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The number of job openings for Veterinary Technologists and Technicians each year for the next decade is
10,400

Related Programs

Transfer Options

The primary goal of this program is entry into the workforce. However, students are encouraged to pursue their Bachelor’s of Applied Science at universities that offer the program to continue their education and strengthen their value within the industry.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available that are designated for Ag and Equine students specifically at Weatherford College. Applications are completed through the WC Foundation Scholarship process.

Faculty

  • Kathryn Garofalo, DVM 
  • Angela Culp, LVT, BAS

Students participating in the Veterinary Technology program are encouraged to participate in the Weatherford College Vet Tech Club which conducts service activities and is involved in community development throughout the Parker County community

 

Veterinary Technology

CONTACT

Kathryn Garofalo, DVM
Program Director
kgarogalo@wc.edu
Angela Culp, LVT
Instructor
aculp@wc.edu
Veterinary Technology
Number of Credits
60