Dr. Susan Wedam
Veterinary TechnologyInstructor and Program Director

Biography

Dr. Susan Wedam is Director of the Veterinary Technology program at YVCC and teaches in the department. She earned a Bachelor of Science and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. She started the Veterinary Technology program at YVCC in 1997. She teaches a wide range of courses in the program, including: Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Surgical nursing, Radiology, Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Public Health. Dr. Wedam also maintains a veterinary license and practice in Prosser, and is on the board for the Emergency Clinic in Yakima and Tri-Cities. She is a mother of two daughters and is a 4H leader. Dr. Wedam's wide experience and passion for the field of veterinary medicine make her a capable and inspiring speaker, and she enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages.

Advance Schedule Requirements:Two weeks minimum notice
Travel Restrictions: YVCC District area

Topics

Careers in Veterinary Technology: Becoming a Nurse for Animals The Veterinary Technology program at YVCC trains students for a rewarding career that is currently the number one job in demand in the state. This program is one of only three such programs in the state, in which students earn an A.A.S. and prepare to pass licensing requirements as a Veterinary Technician. Dr. Wedam will discuss prerequisites for this program, application procedures, coursework and training, as well as the wide variety of career opportunities that are available to students completing the program. This presentation is especially valuable for high school students who are considering careers and how best to prepare for college.
Careers in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Wedam discusses the range of careers available in Veterinary Medicine, and how students can get started on the path right here at YVCC. Topics include: earning an A.A. at YVCC and transferring to a four-year college, the process of applying to veterinary school, and career paths.

Careers working with Animals This presentation is geared toward middle school audiences and informs and inspires them to consider a career working in veterinary medicine. Dr. Wedam discusses how students might train for a job working with animals, and presents possible career paths. It's not too early to start setting goals for the future!
Principles of Pet Care This talk can be tailored to the needs of the audience. Susan Wedam, DVM, will talk with your group about animal husbandry and preventative care. Dr. Wedam has spoken to many 4-H groups and is herself a 4-H leader.
Please contact Joy Clark for more information and scheduling
509.574.6800 x 3285/
jclark@yvcc.edu