Veterinary Technology

Applicant letter

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Veterinary Technology Program at Yakima Valley College. This website is designed to help you understand the requirements for entry into the program and to assist you in meeting those requirements. The Veterinary Technology Program is designed to prepare you for a career as a licensed veterinary technician. This is a full-time 2-year (6 quarters) program which starts each fall.

Please refer to the Veterinary Technology Application Checklist to help you keep track of meeting all admission requirements. It is important that you complete and forward all application materials by the primary due date of May 1 each year.

Free application for financial aid is available for all applicants. A list of various programs available to help you with financial aid follows. As the program is a full-course load we have found for students to be successful, outside work-load should amount to no more than ten (10) hours per week.

We are excited to help you meet your career goal and join the rewarding field of veterinary medicine. Please call of us or the Program Assistant, Cathy Van Winsen 509.574.4796, if you have questions about the application process or the profession.


Susan M. Wedam, D.V.M.
Veterinary Technology Program Coordinator


Kelley Denome, D.V.M.
Veterinary Technology Instructor