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Veterinary Technology

The Blinn College District Veterinary Technology Program is a competitive-entry program designed to prepare students to become fully credentialed licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs). We offer a traditional, two-year program in which courses and labs are completed on the Bryan Campus, and a hybrid, three-year program in which lecture courses are completed online and labs are completed on campus.

Through a collaborative partnership with the Texas A&M University 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 clinical experiences at its Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

You can still register for spring classes!

Registration is still underway for spring second 8-week classes. For assistance, contact Academic Advising or call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800. You also can schedule a tour of any of our six campuses!

Steps To Apply

The 60-credit-hour Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology prepares students to complete their licensure exams and earn their Licensed Veterinary Technician status from the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

The hybrid track covers the same material as the traditional two-year pathway; however, students in the three-year hybrid pathway complete their lecture classes online and their labs on campus.

This degree can be completed on the Bryan Campus.

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 earned a median salary of $36,850 per year in 2021.

Tuition and fees for Blinn's associate degree program are approximately $15,000. Other associated costs may include books, uniforms, supplies, and travel.

Blinn Veterinary Technology Program courses do not transfer to Texas A&M University or the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences because it is a technical program. However, courses will transfer to Tarleton State University and Texas A&M Kingsville (please see the question below).

Yes, you can transfer credits to select institutions. Blinn credits transfer toward Tarleton State University’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology and Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Bachelor of Applied Science in veterinary technology.

Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program has a memorandum agreement with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences that allows it to access the College's resources, faculty, and facilities. Blinn is the only veterinary technology program in the State of Texas with this opportunity.

Upcoming information sessions can be viewed at our Veterinary Technology Information Sessions page

Applications are due by midnight on April 30th. Applications materials must be emailed to vettech@blinn.edu.

Official transcripts must be sent to Blinn College by following the instructions on our Steps to Apply page.

No, applicants may not take program prerequisites during the summer before classes start because grades are used to evaluate applications in May. The latest time that program prerequisites can be completed is during the spring when the application is submitted.

If an applicant tests out of an AP class through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), it is their responsibility to submit those scores to Blinn College. If Blinn accepts the transfer, the Veterinary Technology Program will follow the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations to confirm that the credit-granting score was equivalent to a “C” or better.

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Yes.

See Blinn’s equivalency matrix to see if and how your course(s) will transfer to Blinn.
If your course or college is not included in the matrix, contact Blinn’s  Admissions Office.

Yes. You must apply to Blinn and submit your official transcripts from every school that you have attended before your application will be considered. More details are located on our Admissions page.

All official transcripts should be sent with your application to Blinn College by following the instructions at our Steps to Apply page.

A member of our staff will contact your references directly for a letter of reference through the contact information the applicant provides in the application.

A generic form is provided in the application packet, but you are welcome to create a spreadsheet to document your veterinary experience hours in more detail. You can then transfer them to the document provided in your application packet.

One of Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program requirements is a minimum of 40 hours of supervised veterinary clinical experience. This experience may be with a veterinarian or LVT, but it has to be specifically shadowing, volunteering, or working directly with that person(s). 

Animal experience is any animal-related experience you may accumulate through FFA, volunteering at an animal shelter, or breeding animals.

It is not required that a veterinarian write one of your letters of recommendation.

As an accredited program, your Blinn Veterinary Technology degree can be used to apply for licensure in any state – not just Texas. Some states have additional licensure requirements, such as background checks, additional examinations, and/or a limit on the number of times that the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) may be taken. Contact the licensing board of the state in which you are interested in for more information on its requirements.

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