Moraine Park student earns veterinary technology scholarship

by admin4. November 2009 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College student Colleen Wuesthoff of Juneau has been awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Colleen and her quarter horse Witch

Wuesthoff is a second-year student in Moraine Park’s Veterinary Technician associate of applied science degree program and the president of the Moraine Park Vet Tech Club. She did her large-animal clinicals at Waupun Veterinary Services, and is conducting her small-animal clinicals at Wyllow Pet Hospital in Beaver Dam. As the recipient of the 2010 WVC/NAVTA Scholarship, she will attend the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in February gratis.


This scholarship is awarded to one individual who has demonstrated leadership skills within their student chapter of NAVTA, as well as a high academic level throughout enrollment in their current veterinary technology program. Candidates must be a full-time student of an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary technology program and be a student member of NAVTA.


“We are very proud of Colleen and her accomplishments,” said Laura Lien, CVT, BS, VTS (Large Animal Internal Medicine), Veterinary Technician instructor and program director. “Attending this national meeting will expose Colleen to the immense depth of knowledge associated with her future profession and the huge variety of career choices available to credentialed veterinary technicians.”


For more information about Moraine Park’s Veterinary Technician program, go to and click on Academics.