Ridgewater is a student-centered educational leader focused on innovation, excellence and affordability. Ridgewater’s mission is to empowers diverse learners to reach their full potential and enrich their lives through personalized and relevant education in an accessible, supportive and inclusive environment.
Ridgewater’s nationally recognized Veterinary Technology program has earned accolades for both the program and its faculty. The program has been ranked as one of the top 50 veterinary technology programs in the country. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has granted Ridgewater College’s Veterinary Technology program full accreditation. The program has been on full accreditation since 1993.
Ridgewater’s Vet Tech department of two veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians helps ensure that students in small, personal classes learn exactly what future employers demand. Students are set up for success through extensive hands-on lab experiences in the campus Paws and Claws clinic as well as at community partner facilities. Additionally, Ridgewater has earned “Fear Free” certification whereby both staff and students commit to providing animal health care with less fear, anxiety and stress for animals and humans alike.