Vet Tech

Marilyn Spangler (left) an Ag Animal Science adjunct for ECC shows students in the Vet Tech class how to properly trim a dogs nails. Spangler, who works as a veterinary assistant Eldora Veterinary Care, was assisted by Ursula Leksell.

When planning a new program, Ellsworth Community College administrators consider three criteria: need, fit and sustainability.

At the February Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors meeting, ECC Provost Dr. Martin Reimer announced that the Iowa Falls campus will be adding two new programs in the fall: pre-veterinary medicine and graphic design. The pre-veterinary program will be the first and only of its kind in Iowa.

Pre-veterinary medicine program

Bailey, an Australian Shepard, is just one of the animals that Marilyn Spangler has brought with her to class. Students have the opportunity to work hands on with pets. Recently, ECC added a new course - pre-veterinary medicine which allows students to transfer directly to the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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