On August 15, 1878, a veterinary-paramedic school was opened in Tobolsk with the assignment of the title of veterinary paramedic to graduates upon completion of a full four-year course of study. The Tobolsk Veterinary and Paramedic School, on the basis of the Charter approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs on July 19, 1878, was approved for the education of veterinary paramedics for the Tobolsk Province. The Governor of Tobolsk was the trustee of the school. The veterinary school was maintained at the expense of the amount of the provincial zemstvo fee.
The pupils of the veterinary school received persons from the estates of rural inhabitants of the Tobolsk Province, and if there were a lack of willing people from other estates. The students were accepted for full state maintenance. It was not forbidden to accept pensioners, individuals or societies to the school, but with a payment for the maintenance of 80 rubles and for the right to study for 20 rubles per year. There could also be those who came with a fee only for study. The school started every year on September 1 and ended on June 1. The teaching of academic subjects was carried out according to special programs drawn up by agreement of teachers with the Inspector of the Medical Board and approved by the Veterinary Committee. At the end of the one-year study, the students were examined in the knowledge of what they had passed by the director and teachers in the presence of an Inspector of the Medical Board. After completing the full course of study, each of the students of the school, who uses the state maintenance, is obliged to serve as a veterinary paramedic in the Tobolsk Province for each year of stay at the school for 1.5 years in production.
For the first 22 years, the school did not have its own building and was located in private rented premises, spending a large amount of 600 rubles a year allocated for educational purposes for rent at that time. And only in 1900 the school received permission to purchase its own premises and funds. According to the report of 1894, the school staff included: the director, who is also the head of the clinic, a veterinarian – a teacher of special disciplines and three teachers of general education disciplines, the total number of students was 29 people. The annual graduation rate was from three to ten graduates. A total of 257 specialists were trained until 1920, nine of them were Bulgarian citizens.
The first director of the educational institution was Nikolai Nikiforovich Lytkin (1878-1894), then – A.I. Brekhov (1894-1908), A.S. Sumtsov (1909-1913), A.A. Blagovolin (1914-1917). Since 1920, the veterinary-paramedic school has been transformed into a veterinary college. In 1930, the technical school received buildings from the Tobolsk City Council of Workers' Deputies at its disposal on the territory of the former theological seminary, in which the educational institution is located to this day.
In 1934, the zootechnical department was transferred from Ishim and the technical school became known as the zootechnical-veterinary. In 1935, the reindeer breeding department was transferred to Salekhard, which contributed to the formation of the Salekhard Zoo Technical School (currently the Yamal Polar Agroeconomical College). In 1973, a new specialty "Accounting in agricultural enterprises" was opened in the Tobolsk Zoo Technical School, an accounting department was formed. In 1978, for his services in the training of qualified agricultural specialists and in connection with the centenary of the founding of the Tobolsk Veterinary Technical School, he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. Over 100 years, the educational institution has trained more than 15 thousand veterinary paramedics, animal technicians, accountants, lawyers, farmers, merchants and land surveyors.
The pride of the educational institution are graduates, among them: A.A. Polyakov, V.Z. Yamov – academicians of RAS, A.A. Sozonov – Hero of Labor of Russia, G.S. Sivkov – Professor, Director of the All-Russian Research Institute of Veterinary Entomology and Arachnology (VNIIVEA, Tyumen), Doctor of Veterinary Sciences V.N. Volvachev, Candidates of Sciences A.P. Plekhanov, A.P. Simonov, A.A. Samolovov, M.P. Karepanov, I.H. Bakirov.
Many graduates are managers and leading specialists of the Tyumen region: Yu.A. Popov (former director of the college) – head of the department of the regional trade union committee of the Tyumen region, N.A.Babin – representative of the Governor of Yamal in the Tyumen region, A.V. Zheltoukhov – head of the administration of the Golyshmanovsky district, N.R. Kalunin – head of the Department of Agriculture of the Uporovsky district, G.K. Medvedev – head of the Department of Agriculture of the Uvatsky district, R.Sh. Uteev – head of the Department of Agriculture of the Tobolsk district, V.M. Sapozhnikov is the chief physician of the Tobolsk Animal Disease Control Station, N.I. Shchepina is the director of the Tobolsk interdistrict Veterinary Laboratory. Currently , the educational institution provides training in five specialties: "Veterinary medicine", "Mechanization of agriculture", "Land management", "Economics and Accounting", "Jurisprudence". 550 students study here and 43 teachers work, among them there are former graduates: M.K. Ilyinykh (director), M.Z. Karimov, T.P. Zyryanova, R.M. Gumirova, N.Y. Reshetnyak, I.S. Khaimin. Three teachers have the honorary title of "Honored Teacher of the Russian Federation" - these are G.M. Fedorchuk, G.M. Polyakova, P.M. Fedorchuk.