Applications for Fall 2020 admission to the Blinn Veterinary Technology Program are due June 1
May 15 virtual information session will detail the application process, the program’s unique partnership with Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and career opportunities in this in-demand field
April 30, 2020
The Blinn College District Veterinary Technology Program encourages individuals interested in becoming licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) to apply for admission to the Fall 2020 cohort. The application deadline is Monday, June 1.
In advance of the deadline, a virtual information session will be live streamed at noon on Friday, May 15, to assist prospective students with the admission process and answer questions about the program. Participants must pre-register for the information session.
“Our program prepares individuals with a passion for animal health care to embark on a rewarding career and our graduates reflect this expertise and dedication,” said Dr. Catherine Pfent, Veterinary Technology Program Director. “Our upcoming virtual information session is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the application process, our innovative program, and diverse clinical affiliate support.”
Blinn’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology is a two-year program that prepares students to become fully credentialed LVTs. Blinn recently ranked No. 1 among Texas community colleges in preparing its students to pass the national board examination on their first attempt. Over the past three years, Blinn graduates averaged a 92.86% first-time pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), one of two tests required to become an LVT.
“The training and support I received as a student in Blinn’s Veterinary Technology Program was key to preparing me for my current position and enabling me to pursue my life’s passion, providing for the health and welfare of animals,” said graduate Morgan Badley, an LVT at Retama Equine Referral Hospital in Selma.
Coupled with small class sizes and dedicated faculty, Blinn Veterinary Technology students benefit from the College District’s partnership with Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. This relationship provides students hands-on training in every aspect of the wide-ranging field. Blinn is the only community college that has an agreement to complete laboratories and clinicals at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared for careers in animal shelters, educational institutions, government agencies, laboratory facilities, research, veterinary clinics, and zoological facilities, to name a few. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary technicians earn a median salary of $35,320 per year. Employment opportunities have expanded as veterinarians increasingly rely on technicians and technologists to perform general care and laboratory work. Between 2018 and 2028, the demand for veterinary technicians is expected to grow 19%, creating an additional 21,100 jobs nation-wide.
Due to Blinn’s reputation for excellence and a state-wide shortage of veterinary technicians, program graduates often accept jobs prior to graduation and many have multiple opportunities to choose from.
To register for the upcoming virtual information session, visit www.blinn.edu/veterinary-technology/information-session.html.
For more information regarding Blinn’s Veterinary Technology Program, visit www.blinn.edu/veterinary-technology.
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