Veterinary Tech Open House November 6

Muscatine Community College (MCC), one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, is inviting people to check out its state-of-the-art Veterinary Technology labs and learn more about the program.

The college will be hosting an informational session from 3 – 6 p.m. on November 6. The session is open to anyone interested in entering the Veterinary Technician profession.

The program teaches both small and large animal care. Graduates have a wide variety of career options in addition to working in a veterinary office, such as food safety inspection, drug and feed manufacturing, hospitals, humane societies, diagnostic laboratories and more.

New this year is Iowa’s Last Dollar Program. It is designed for students pursuing a “high-demand” career in Iowa and can cover the cost of tuition. All you need to do is fill out the standard application for state and federal dollars and the Last Dollar Program fills the gap.

MCC’s modern Veterinary Technology facilities rival those found in many veterinarian offices. The labs are located at the Muscatine Agriculture Learning Center, 3200 Lucas Rd., Muscatine.

The Ag Learning Center is a unique educational facility created through a partnership between MCC, the Muscatine Community School District and the Muscatine Friends of the FFA. In addition to the veterinary labs, the more than $3 million facility includes classrooms, a large arena, horse stalls and farm ground.

Those attending the info session will have the opportunity to tour the labs, meet with instructors and have all their questions answered about the program, financial aid opportunities and how to enroll for classes.

To register call 563-288-6000 or toll-free 1-888-336-3907. More information about the Veterinary Technician program is available online at