​​Veterinary Technology

Fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The mission of the Veterinary Technology Program is to attract, educate, and graduate highly competent individuals who are prepared to make a positive impact in their employment areas through excellent patient care, interpersonal communication, and economic skills.

The Veterinary Technology Program is a two-year course of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Successful completion of the program should provide the graduate with the credentials and basic information for successful completion of the national and state board examinations leading to licensing as a Veterinary Technician.

YVC's Veterinary Technology Program is staffed by clinically-experienced, licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Facilities include small animal wards, and horses housed at an off-campus facility.

The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).



Graduatesof 2012

Veterinary technicians are an integral part of the animal health care team, assisting veterinarians and biological scientists in their work.

Licensed veterinary technicians are employed in a variety of situations. These include:

private veterinary practices, universities, veterinary schools, wildlife rehabilitation centers, pharmaceutical firms, research facilities, zoos, animal feed companies, diagnostic laboratories, the government, the military, and humane shelters.

(class of 2016) 

YVC's program provides training for students in the following areas:

  • restraint and nursing of pets

  • food animals

  • clinical laboratory procedures

  • dental, anesthesia, & radiology techniques

  • use of routine hospital equipment

  • medical record keeping

  • computer technology

  • horses

  • exotic and laboratory animals

  • surgical assisting

  • medication administration

  • client communications

  • inventory control

  • veterinary ethics

For more information contact or write:

Dr. Sue Wedam
Program Coordination
(509) 574-4759


Dr. Kelly Denome
Program Instructor
(509) 574-4758


Cathy Van Winsen
Program Assistant
(509) 574-4796


Veterinary Technology Program:
Yakima Valley College           
      Lyon Hall                                   P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520