Veterinary Technology
 

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 an important part of being a veterinary technician, but there is a lot more to the job.  

Vet techs need to have a love for animals, strong abilities in math and science, and good communication skills. As part of their day-to-day activities, they will perform medical and laboratory procedures, assist veterinarians in surgery, and of course communicate with pet owners. 

The 18-month veterinary technology program at the Vet Tech Institute was designed so you can learn the skills that vet techs need, including:

  • Safe administration of medicine to patients
  • Perform analysis of laboratory specimens
  • Conduct patient assessments
  • Operate radiographic equipment, including x-rays and ultrasounds
  • Provide surgical assistance
  • Administration of anesthesia delivery and monitoring equipment, including pulse oximeters, oxygen sources, and defibrillators

See the full list of CVTEA Essential and Recommended Skills List

By attending an AVMA-accredited program like the one at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School, graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam, which is required to become a registered veterinary technician.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS
 

HIGHLIGHTS

At Bradford School, 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 18-month program, you will be learning in a simulated veterinary facility, which contains industry standard veterinary equipment. Our facilities also 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).

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With Bradford's 18 month Veterinary Technology program, you will:

  • Assist in surgeries
  • Monitor animals recovering from surgery
  • Perform lab tests by collecting and analyzing specimens
  • Use x-ray equipment
  • Fill and administer medications
  • Perform injections
CAREERS
 

CAREERS

As a Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School 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 52 percent from 2010 to 2020.5

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Bradford School graduates work for:

  • Private veterinary offices
  • Animal hospitals
  • Research
  • Boarding facilities
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Military
CURRICULUM
 

CURRICULUM

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

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

To read the course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 877-506-5006 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Clinical Medicine I
  • Clinical Medicine II
  • Clinical Medicine III
  • Clinical Medicine IV
  • Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians
  • Animal Technology I
  • Animal Technology II
  • Animal Technology III 
  • Animal Technology IV
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Clinical Laboratory I
  • Clinical Laboratory II
  • Clinical Laboratory III 
  • Anesthesia I
  • Anesthesia II
  • Veterinary Pharmacology I
  • Veterinary Pharmacology II 
  • Clinical Medicine V
  • Animal Technology V
  • Animal Technology VI
  • Large Animal Theory I
  • Large Animal Theory II
  • Veterinary Office Procedures 
  • VTNE Preparation
  • Clinical Laboratory IV
  • Clinical Laboratory V
  • Radiography I
  • Surgical Nursing II
  • Radiography II
  • Surgical Nursing I
  • Large Animal Practicum
  • Veterinary Externship 
COSTS
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School  tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester 1-4* $6,990
Tuition Final 1/2 Semester* $2,600
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $3,160
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,655
Lab Fees Per Semester (1-4 only) $390
*A.A.S. Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

PROGRAM INFO
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

VTNE Information
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017

Number of Eligible First- Time Test Takers  (Total Graduates )

265

Number of First-Time Test Takers

213

3 Year Average VTNE Pass Rate for First Time Test Takers

68.5% 

Accreditation

The Bradford School Veterinary Technology Program is currently accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The address and telephone number of the American Veterinary Medical Association are 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 925-8070. 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at www.bradfordschoolcolumbus.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional 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.

Credit Transfer from Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student's program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other approved colleges provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program. 

Animal Care Duty

Bradford School maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats, and rodents. An important part of the education provided by the Veterinary Technology program is learning the duties and responsibilities of animal care and sanitation. Therefore, animal care duty is a vital part of that learning experience, and all veterinary technology students are assigned mandatory kennel duty. Animal care duties are performed before and after classes and on weekends. The number of weeks each student is assigned animal-care duty depends on the number of in-house veterinary technology students. 

GET STARTED
 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Bradford School student is like!

Ready to get started? Call us at 800.678.7981 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

 

As a Veterinary Technology student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work quickly
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Take hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!