Equi-Assist gives students the training and skills to, under the direction of the attending veterinarian, work independently to provide equine nursing veterinary care in a horse’s home environment. Students are trained to coordinate communication and care between a horse’s owner, trainer, veterinarian and managers. This specialized training increases the veterinary technologist’s ability to be a valuable resource on the veterinary medical team. Equi-Assist is a concentration within Wilson College's Veterinary Medical Technology major and is one of the first programs of its kind in the nation.
The VMT program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.