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VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM – APPLICATION PROCESS

Application packets are available by attending a Veterinary Technology Informational Meeting.  See link on the home page to register for a day and time or contact the Director of Veterinary Technology, or the Facilitator for Health Sciences Programs, or the Program Administrative Assistant (see links under Faculty) if extenuating circumstances prohibit attendance.  Applications will be accepted starting April 1.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS MAY 31.

Completed application packets must either be post-marked or hand-delivered by 5:00 PM to the Veterinary Technology Program administrative office (H-138).  Failure to meet this deadline and/or submission of an incomplete application packet will disqualify the applicant from the selection process for the current year. 

Completed application packets will include the following:

  • Health Sciences application form
  • Veterinary Technology Program supplemental questionnaire
  • TEAS V, or SAT, or ACT test scores - see Admission Criteria for minimum test score requirements.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from persons not related to the applicant who can speak to the applicant’s character and/or qualifications for the veterinary technician profession.
  • Documentation of veterinary supervised experiences
  • Documentation of general animal experiences
  • Documentation of community service and/or military service
  • Official copies of ALL college transcripts each in a sealed envelope. 

    Note: if prerequisite courses are currently in progress at the time of the application process, these grades MUST appear on an official transcript submitted in the application packet.  Additionally, if other academically required courses are in progress at the time of application, these grades must appear on the official transcript for the applicant to receive additional points for the completion of these courses. 

In addition to the required criteria, an applicant can strengthen their application by:

  • A competitive GPA (> 2.5 is strongly recommended)
  • Gaining additional veterinary supervised experience or general animal experience – must be documented
  • Completing required academic courses with at least a “C” in each course
    • BIOL 2420 – must have been completed within the last 3 years to count towards your degree plan *

    • Social/Behavioral Science elective – no time limit

    • Fine Arts/Humanities elective – no time limit

      * Note: BIOL 2420 (Microbiology) is NOT a prerequisite for the program.  It is a corequisite, a class that is taken after formal admittance to the Program.  If you have not taken BIOL 2420, it is strongly recommended that you wait until you are admitted to the Veterinary Technology Program and take this course along with the first semester VTHT courses since material covered in BIOL 2420 will be integrated with material covered in VTHT 1401.

  • Holding existing degrees or professional certifications
  • Documentation of past military service or recent community service
  • Providing strong letters of recommendation

Materials comprising a completed application packet need to be submitted together in a 9” x 12” envelope.  Separate, individual materials will NOT be accepted as this constitutes an incomplete application packet.

See Admission Criteria link for a list of requirements to apply to the program.

REMINDER:  Applicants to the Veterinary Technology Program must also submit an application to Blinn College, including submitting a second set of official transcripts.  Selection into the Veterinary Technology Program does not guarantee admission to Blinn College.

Please note - The Veterinary Technology Program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2010, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in May 2010, was accredited by the AVMA February 2012.  The Program accepted its first class Fall 2010.