Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Veterinary Technology

A Career That Loves You Back. 

Veterinary Technicians, or vet techs, are the first line of care for animals recovering from surgeries and illnesses. They also provide routine care so animals can stay healthy. Loving animals is important, but there's a lot more to the job. Vet techs understand medical terminology; are skilled in a variety of medical and lab procedures; and of course need to communicate well with pet owners.  

Our 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree program in Veterinary Technology provides students with hands on learning under the supervision of Vet Tech or Veterinarian faculty members. After you graduate from our AVMA accredited program you will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Passing this exam is one of the steps required to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Indiana.   

We encourage you to visit us and learn why our graduates Finish First!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

At International Business College, our Veterinary Technology faculty are all animal lovers and have real-world experience. Our classes provide plenty of hands-on instruction. You will also spend 8 weeks in an externship where you will practice what you've learned and make industry contacts! 

Throughout the program, you will be learning in a simulated veterinary office, which contains industry standard veterinary equipment. Our facilities feature a kennel which houses dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, and more! You will also learn about large animal care. 

The Veterinary Technology program contains all elements required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

With our Veterinary Technology program, you will learn to:

  • Provide first aid and nursing care to animals 
  • Assist in surgery and monitor animals in recovery
  • Collect specimens and run various laboratory tests 
  • Perform routine procedures like dental cleanings and immunizations
  • Fill and administer medications
  • Perform radiography 

Veterinary Technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries in animals.  

 

CURRICULUM

Vet Tech Institute at International Business College offers an 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree program for students seeking the core skills that will help them start their careers.

Most classes are specific to preparing students for successful veterinary technician careers. Veterinary technology students will be required to perform kennel duty on a regular basis. 

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Animal Technology 
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Laboratory 
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Anesthesia
  • Large Animal Theory
  • Veterinary Office Procedures
  • Radiography
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Large Animal Practicum
  • VTNE Preparation 
  • Veterinary Externship
 

CAREERS 

As a Vet Tech Institute at International Business College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 20% from 2016-20265

 

IBC graduates work for:

  • Private veterinary offices
  • Animal hospitals 
  • Research 
  • Boarding facilities 
  • Pharmaceutical companies 
  • Military 
 

PRICES 

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

 
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester)
$6,980
Final 1/2 Semester
$2,600
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1-4 only)
$490
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee
$50
Tuition Deposit**
$50
Confirmation Deposit**
$50
Residence Reservation Fee
$100
Residence Fee Per Semester*
$2,990
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
$2,275
* A.A.S. Degree is 4.5 semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.
 

Program Info 

Animal Care Duty 

International Business College maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats and rodents. Animal husbandry is just one of the important components of the program. Students are assigned mandatory kennel duty rotations and will provide animal care before and after classes and on weekends. Understanding animal care and sanitation is a vital part of the learning experience. The numbers of weeks each student is ultimately assigned for animal care duty depends on the number of in-house veterinary technology students.  

 

VTNE Information 

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017

Number of Eligible First-Time Test Takers (Total Graduates) 254
Number of First-Time Test Takers 214
3 Year Average VTNE Pass Rate For First-Time Test Takers 63.6%

 

*In order to become a Registered Veterinary Technician  in Indiana, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the CVTEA, take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), and take and pass a written jurisprudence examination.  An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title "registered veterinary technician", "veterinary technician", or the abbreviation "RVT" in Indiana.  The Veterinary Technology program at International Business College is accredited by the CVTEA, so graduates are eligible to pursue the steps for registration in Indiana.