Get to Know the Vet Tech Institute
At the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College, we are devoted to helping our vet tech students become proud members of the animal health care community. Students can graduate from our veterinary technology program in as little as 18 months!
The first location of the Vet Tech Institute was part of the Median School of Allied Health Careers, founded in Pittsburgh in 1958. Since then, the Vet Tech Institute has grown to include seven locations across the United States.
At the Vet Tech Institute, faculty from the seven VTI locations share teaching methods, curriculum ideas and resources. As a result, students at the Vet Tech Institute gain from being part of a well-respected and larger institution, with the benefits of a smaller school.
VTI Fast Facts
- The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
- In 18 months, students can earn their associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology.
- Students have access to on-site kennels, surgical suites and clinical labs.
- Graduates are invited to use our career placement services throughout their careers.
All of our students and faculty share a passion for animals. It’s that unique blend of shared passion and shared goals that creates a family like atmosphere and creates the strong bonds of friendship.
Vet Tech Institute faculty members include:
Joy Ritz, BS, DVM, earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (emphasis in Animal Science) as well as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University. She worked as a small animal general practitioner on the south side of Indianapolis for 17 years before joining the faculty at International Business College as a part-time veterinary technology instructor. After a short time of instructing, she became the Program Manager of the Vet Tech Institute – Indianapolis.
Andrea McClure, RVT, is the kennel manager for the Vet Tech Institute. She is a 2012 graduate of the program and has worked in a companion animal general practice clinic prior to joining the Vet Tech Institute's team in October of 2013. Andrea, her husband and three children currently live in Anderson, Indiana on a small hobby farm with their three cats and French Bulldog, Jasper.
Going to School in Indianapolis, IN
Vet Tech Institute at International Business College is located in Indianapolis, IN and has convenient access to public transportation, parking, and recreation. The Indianapolis, IN location of the Vet Tech Institute has a reputation that has attracted students from around the state. Students benefit from this diversity and also are among peers who share their love for animals.
Many students live on-campus in our student residence facilities, which is a great way to have a stronger sense of community, shorten your commute, make close friends, and experience living on your own.
The residence facility is located directly behind the college in the Shadeland Station Apartments. It is actually a three-minute walk to class! Students who choose to live in our residence facility will reside in a fully furnished 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. There is a swimming pool and work-out facility on the premises and you are approximately ten minutes from the Castleton mall. The environment really gives the students a feel for fun “independent” living!