Veterinary Technology Program
General Information Curriculum (72 credit hours)* Admission
Veterinary Technology is a two-year program with a Prerequisite Semester: Students must be accepted into the program before
competitive admissions process that admits new classes BIOL 1406 - General Biology I taking Veterinary Technology courses. All courses required
only in the fall semester. Students in the program are CHEM 1411 - General Chemistry I within the listed curriculum must be passed with a “C” or
prepared with knowledge and skills to work in a number of MATH 1314 or 1324 - College Algebra or Math Analysis I better in order to progress to the next semester’s courses.
ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric
animal health fields. The Veterinary Technology Program Applications are accepted starting April 1. The appli-
is a collaborative effort with Texas A&M University College 1st Semester cation deadline is May 31 and applications can
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, where VTHT 1401 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology only be obtained by attending an informational meeting.
second-year students will receive much of their clinical VTHT 1205 - Veterinary Medical Terminology Persons interested in the Veterinary Technology Program
VTHT 1209 - Veterinary Nutrition
education. are encouraged to visit the Program’s website (www.blinn.
BIOL 2421 - Microbiology
edu/twe/vet_tech) to learn more about the program
Job Responsibilities 2nd Semester and to sign up for one of the informational sessions.
VTHT 1413 - Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Prior to the application deadline, applicants must have
Owners of pets and other animals expect state-of-the-
VTHT 1225 - Pharmacological Calculations
art veterinary health care for their animals, just as they completed prerequisite course work with at least a “B” in
ANY SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE (Sociology,
would expect quality care for themselves and their other Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology) each course, gained at least 40 hours of veterinary super-
family members. To provide this service, veterinarians use ANY HUMANITIES OR FINE ARTS ELECTIVE (English vised experiences, and taken the HOBET. The basis for
the skills of RVTs who perform many of the same duties Literature, Philosophy, Art, Music, Drama) (Does NOT include acceptance into the program includes total GPA, HOBET
for a veterinarian that a nurse would for a physician. They English Composition or Speech courses) scores, completion of general education courses, let-
often perform laboratory tests, administer prescribed 3rd Semester ters of recommendation, additional veterinary supervised
treatments for various medical conditions and diseases VTHT 2421 - Veterinary Parasitology experiences, general animal experiences, and community
in animals, administer anesthesia and assist in surgery, VTHT 1160 - Clinical – Veterinary/Animal Health service. Top applicants will be selected for an interview.
and provide general animal care. Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant Applicants accepted into the Veterinary Technology
Year 2 - 1st Semester Program must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the
Job Opportunities VTHT 2323 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology I start of the fall semester. Final admission is dependent
The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that VTHT 2217 - Exotic Animal Clinical Management upon providing proof of:
between 2008 to 2018, employment of RVTs will grow VTHT 2209 - Food Animal Clinical Management 1) current immunizations (including Hepatitis B and
much faster than average and overall job opportunities VTHT 2205 - Equine Clinical Management Rabies prophylaxis, both of which are a 3 injection
VTHT 2201 - Canine and Feline Clinical Management series),
will be excellent. RVTs have higher salaries than veterinary
VTHT 1349 - Veterinary Pharmacology 2) results from a current TB test,
assistants with the mean annual wage near $30,000.
While most RVTs are employed in private veterinary 2nd Semester 3) CPR certification for Health Care Providers,
practices, other employment opportunities include ani- VTHT 1441 - Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 4) Passage of a criminal background check and drug
VTHT 2431 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology II screen.
mal shelters, stables, reproductive facilities, zoos, wild-
VTHT 1345 - Veterinary Radiology For accepted applicants the rabies prophylaxis vac-
life facilities, pharmaceutical sales, the military, and VTHT 2360 - Clinical - Veterinary/Animal Health
homeland security. While the goal of most RVTs is to cine series may be administered through the Blinn Health
Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
promote animal health, some contribute to human Center, or applicants must show proof of a protective
3rd Semester rabies titer within the last 2 years.
health through biomedical research activities and work
VTHT 1140 - Veterinary Jurisprudence and Ethics
in laboratory facilities where they assist veterinarians
Blinn College seeks to provide equal education without regard to
and other scientists in medically-related fields such as *Veterinary technology courses are not transferable
race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or any other
to 4-year institutions.
gene therapy, cancer research, and cloning. constitutionally or statutorily impermissible reason. This policy
extends to all programs and activities supported by the college.
Brochure funded by The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
Education Act of 2006, (Basic Grant) through The Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board.
Requirements before Application Blinn College Blinn College Applied Sciences
The following requirements must be met before a stu-
dent makes application to the program:
1. Complete all Blinn College requirements
Blinn College has professional advisors on campus to
provide confidential assistance, preferably by appoint-
ment, with no cost to the students. Walk-in appointments
for admission. Applicant must meet all Texas
Success Initiative (TSI) requirements or show will be accepted if an advisor is available. The advisor
exemption prior to course work. All developmen- will assist with the most frequently expressed student
tal courses must be completed prior to admission concerns:
to the program. Applicant must show computer ACADEMIC: Program overviews, program selection
literacy by either transcript documentation of high and degree plan information, academic advisement,
school or college computer science courses, or individual and small group tutoring, computer assisted
by recent work history with data processing and/ tutorials, ADA modifications, a study skills station, infor-
or management. mation on transferring college credits, and a Texas School
2. All international students must have passed all
CAREER: Computerized career exploration (Choices
sections of TOEFL.
CT and Texas Cares), a variety of vocational assess-
3. Have completed prerequisite courses with at least ments; career resources, career counseling, workshops
a “B” in each course, and math and science on resume writing, interviewing techniques and job-
courses must have been completed within the search skills, job placement, and job follow-up.
last 10 years. These courses may be in progress PERSONAL: Workshop class presentations; individ-
during the spring semester prior to the fall for ual counseling, support groups (on a variety of issues),
which admission is sought, but final grades must self-help library, information/referrals on community
appear on the official transcript that is submitted services, and assistance for adults with disabilities.
with the application packet. Students should have FINANCIAL: Financial aid resource station, com-
an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater. puter assisted and web financial aid search programs.
4. Complete the HOBET with a composite score of Additionally, to qualified students: Textbook Lending
70 or greater. *Limit 3 attempts. Library, childcare assistance and transportation aid.
5. Must have a minimum of 40 hours of veterinary
supervised experience. Documentation will be
Estimated Costs for the 2 Year Program A collaborative effort
Tuition & Fees .................................... $ 5500
Books ................................................ $ 1400 - 1800 with Texas A&M
Uniforms & Supplies .......................... $ 400 - 600
Misc (Rabies vaccine/ University College of
Travel/Credentialing exams) .............. $ 800 - 1000
Veterinary Medicine &
Veterinary Technology Program
P.O. Box 6030
Bryan, TX 77805-6030