The Blinn College District Veterinary Technology Program is a two-year, competitive-entry program designed to prepare students to become fully credentialed licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs). Through a collaborative partnership with Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, students in the Veterinary Technology Program receive hands-on training in every aspect of the wide-ranging animal health field.
Blinn is the only community college that has an agreement in place with Texas A&M University to complete laboratories and clinicals at its Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and Blinn's first-time national board examination pass rate ranks No. 1 in the State of Texas.
Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program prepares students for a variety of careers in animal shelters, educational institutions, equine training facilities, Homeland Security, laboratory facilities, the military, One Health Initiatives, pharmaceutical sales, reproductive facilities, research, veterinary clinics (large and small animal, exotics, and mixed), wildlife preserves, and zoological facilities.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary technicians earn a median salary of $34,420 per year. As veterinarians continue to use technicians and technologists to perform general care and laboratory work, employment demand continues to grow. 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 job opportunities to choose from.
The Blinn College District Associate Degree Veterinary Technology Program is nationally accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173; 800-248-2862; www.avma.org). Blinn is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Criminal Background and Licensure
For prospective students who may have a criminal background, please be advised that a criminal background could keep you from being licensed by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME). If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the Program Director at 979-2099-7519. To request a criminal history evaluation letter from the TBVME, click here.
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