Veterinary Technician Schools in Wisconsin
Education in Wisconsin for Veterinary Technicians
Most VTs in Wisconsin enroll in VT education training programs through a formal education institution such as a community college, vocational/technical school or a state university that offers either a two-year associate’s degrees or four-year bachelor’s degree options. All programs must provide both classroom based education and clinical experience. Wisconsin guidelines demand at least four semesters of VT education to be recognized by the state.
Most programs offered by Wisconsin bet tech schools focus on general science and health care subjects, as well as VT specific training courses. General curriculum will likely include anatomy and physiology, introduction to animal science, microbiology and ophthalmology. Additionally, career specific coursework in Wisconsin may encompass veterinary medical terminology, animal restraint techniques, basic animal care and management, laboratory techniques, veterinary pharmacology, and veterinary office management skills.
Continuing education is another aspect of a VT’s career in Wisconsin. Although continuing education requirements vary from to state to state, in Wisconsin VTs must complete a minimum of fifteen hours every two years to maintain VT certification, failure to comply will result in certification renewal rejection.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Veterinary Techs in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, Wisconsin can prepare themselves for careers at some of the best animal hospitals and facilities in the country.
For further inquiries contact:
Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing
1400 East Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
(608) 261-7083 (phone)
(608) 266-2112 (fax)