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Veterinary Technology
Program Length: Our Veterinary Technology program is designed to be completed by full-time students in 18 Months
Program Options: 18-Month Associate Degree Program
Program Highlights

Loving animals is the single most important part of being a veterinary technician, but vet techs do so much more. As a vet tech, you’ll be trained to work under the supervision of a veterinarian and can perform a variety of important procedures, like taking x-rays, running lab tests, administering vaccines, performing dental work, assisting in surgery and counseling owners on follow-up care.
At the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College, vet tech students have access to an on-site kennel, surgical suites, industry standard equipment, and on-staff veterinarians.

The veterinary technology program courses cover areas like anatomy and physiology, anesthesia, and large animals. An externship is completed as well so students can apply what they have learned.

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “each State regulates veterinary technicians and technologists differently; however, most States require them to pass a credentialing exam following coursework. Passing the State exam assures the public that the technician or technologist has sufficient knowledge to work in a veterinary clinic or hospital.” Graduates of International Business College's Vet Tech program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which is required to become a registered veterinary technician.

 International Business College graduates work in:
•    Private veterinary offices
•    Animal hospitals
•    Research
•    Boarding facilities
•    Pharmaceuticals
•    Military

At International Business College, you’ll:
•    Learn  veterinary office and clinical procedures
•    Learn essential skills to apply as you advance in your career
•    Be qualified for entry level veterinary technician positions upon graduation
•    Have access to International Business College's placement department to help get you the job

Click the button below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.


    

 
 
 
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VTNE Information
July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014

 

Dates

July 1, 20123– June 30, 2014

July 1, 2012 –

June 30, 2013

July 1, 2011 –

June 30, 2012

 

Number of eligible first-time candidates

 

50

60

68

 

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

 

 

45

 

75

32

 

Percent pass rate for first-time test takers

 

78%

70%

50%

 

Three-year average pass rate for first time test takers on the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2009-2012)

 

68%

 

*First time test candidates may have come from previous July – June periods.

 

o   Potential applicants may find the following information at www.ibcfortwayne.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; programmatic accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

o   Veterinary technology students will be required to perform kennel duty on a regular basis.

 
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For the entire US, employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 36 percent over the 2008-18 projection period, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Pet owners are becoming more affluent and more willing to pay for advanced veterinary care because many of them consider their pet to be part of the family. This growing affluence and view of pets will continue to increase the demand for veterinary care. The vast majority of veterinary technicians work at private clinical practices under veterinarians. As the number of veterinarians grows to meet the demand for veterinary care, so will the number of veterinary technicians needed to assist them.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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