Veterinary Technology​​
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Vet Tech students and gradsCongratulations to Ridgewater's Vet Tech program for
being ranked one of the best programs in the nation!

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Congratulations, Dr. Balay,​ for being recognized as a 
US Top 40 Veterinary Technology Professor!

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Faculty with students


Upcoming Information Session


Friday, December 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with surgery observation

Come visit our state-of-the-art facilities, including our Paws and Claws Clinic where students practice what they learn. Meet our experienced staff and discover the excitement awaiting you in Ridgewater’s Veterinary Technology program.

  • Information session
  • Tours of the department - see demonstrations with live animals, meet faculty and students
  • HANDS-ON opportunities to try such tasks as creating lab smears and other tests

LOCATION: Willmar Campus - use driveway by Ridgewater marquee sign and enter Student Center main entrance.

To Register
320-222-5971 or 800-722-1151


Program Distinctions:

  • 95% Placement rate
  • ONE focused degree
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART equipment and facilities, including a digital X-ray facility, laser surgery equipment, and dental units
  • Fully equipped SURGERY facility
  • Simulated ON-SITE veterinary clinic
  • LIVE animals on campus -  dogs, cats, small animals and exotics
  • HANDS-ON experience with LARGE animals
  • Small class sizes - 8:1 STUDENT:STAFF RATIO in labs
  • TWO faculty veterinarians
  • SEVEN faculty vet technicians
  • LOW tuition r​ate
  • FULL accreditation since 1993
  • Intro class available ON-LINE
  • PROGRAM specific scholarships

The Veterinary Technology major is academically rigorous and requires highly motivated individuals dedicated to success. Applicants are strongly encouraged to spend at least one week observing or working in a veterinary clinic with a veterinary technician prior to starting the program.

Tailored to nurture the knowledge, abilities, and lifelong learning skills required of the veterinary technician. Courses are taught by experienced veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are aware of what your future employers will expect you to know.

IMPORTANT: Please see the ADMISSION CRITERIA for this program.​







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