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A Career That Loves You Back

Veterinary technicians, or vet techs, are the first line of care for animals recovering from surgeries and illnesses. They also provide routine care so animals can stay healthy. Loving animals is important, but there is a lot more to the job.

Vet techs need to have a love for animals, strong abilities in math and science, and good communication skills. As part of their day-to-day activities, they will perform medical and laboratory procedures, assist veterinarians in surgery, and of course communicate with pet owners.

The 18-month veterinary technology program at the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College was designed so you can learn the skills that vet techs need, including:

  • Safely administering medicine to patients
  • Performing analysis of laboratory specimens
  • Conducting patient assessments
  • Operating radiographic equipment, including x-rays
  • Providing surgical assistance
  • Administering and monitoring anesthesia 

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CAREERS

As a Vet Tech Institute graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

The Veterinary Technology program contains all elements required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). 

By attending an AVMA-accredited program like the one at the Vet Tech Institute, graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which is one of the steps required to become a registered veterinary technician.

VTI graduates work for:

  • Veterinary clinics
  • Animal hospitals
  • Research
  • Boarding facilities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Military
To become a registered veterinary technician in Indiana, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the CVTEA, take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), and take and pass a written jurisprudence examination. An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title "registered veterinary technician," "veterinary technician," or the abbreviation "RVT" in Indiana.  

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CURRICULUM

Vet Tech Institute at International Business College offers an 18-month associate of applied science degree program for students seeking the core skills that will help them start their careers.

Most classes are specific to preparing students for successful veterinary technician careers. Veterinary technology students will be required to perform kennel duty on a regular basis.

At the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College, our veterinary technology faculty are all animal lovers and have real-world experience. Our classes provide plenty of hands-on instruction. You will also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you will practice what you’ve learned and make industry contacts!

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Clinical Medicine I-V  
  • Animal Technology I - VI 
  • Veterinary Terminology  
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology I-II
  • Clinical Laboratory I-IV 
  • Veterinary Pharmacology I-II
  • Anesthesia I-II   
  • Large Animal Theory I-II
  • Veterinary Office Procedures  
  • Radiography I-II  
  • Surgical Nursing I 
  • Surgical Nursing Rotation 
  • Large Animal Practicum  
  • VTNE Preparation 
  • Veterinary Externship

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.589.6500 or fill out our information request form

COSTS

At the Vet Tech Institute, you and your family will work individually with a representative to develop a personalized financial plan.  Financial aid is available to those who qualify. As long as you stay enrolled full-time at the Vet Tech Institute, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester) $6,980
Final 1/2 Semester $2,600
Lab Fees Per Semester (1-4 only) $480
Final Semester Lab Fee $240
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,720
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,410
*A.A.S. Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
 

 PROGRAM INFORMATION

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017

Number of Eligible First- Time Test Takers  (Total Graduates )

 254

Number of First-Time Test Takers

214

3 Year Average VTNE Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers

63.6%

 


Accreditation

The International Business College Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

To become a veterinary technician, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 

To become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), individuals must also take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and a written jurisprudence examination. An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title “registered veterinary technician,” “veterinary technician,” or the abbreviation “RVT” in Indiana. International Business College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as veterinary technicians in Indiana or any other state at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.ibcindianapolis.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

Disability Support Services

International Business College is committed to providing equal access to the college’s academic programs and services to qualified individuals with disabilities through reasonable accommodation. Students who believe they are in need of accommodations should contact the designated Section 504 coordinator, who is the Director of Education identified in the Administration, Faculty, and Staff section of this catalog, by phone at 317-813-2301 or in person or by mail at 7205 Shadeland Station, Indianapolis, IN 46256. The student should provide the designated Section 504 coordinator with a current comprehensive evaluation of a specific disability from a qualified diagnostician that identifies the type of disability and lists recommended accommodations. All documentation will be reviewed by the Section 504 coordinator in a timely manner, and appropriate reasonable accommodations will be provided based on the individual student’s needs.

Animal Care Duty

International Business College maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats, and rodents. An important part of the education provided by the Veterinary Technology program is learning the duties and responsibilities of animal care and sanitation. Therefore, animal care duty is a vital part of that learning experience, and all veterinary technology students are assigned mandatory kennel duty. Animal care duties are performed before and after classes and on weekends. The number of weeks each student is assigned animal-care duty depends on the number of in-house veterinary technology students.

Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at International Business College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at International Business College. 

Because programs at International Business College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). International Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at International Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at International Business College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither International Business College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. International Business College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

GET STARTED

Our Admissions department is waiting to help you.  We will make it easy!

As a Veterinary Technology student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in veterinary technology
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which is a step towards becoming a registered vet tech upon your graduation

Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Vet Tech Institute student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.589.6500 or fill out our information request form

 

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