Admissions Criteria

Admission into Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program is limited and competitive.

Prior to the application deadline, applicants must have 1) completed all prerequisite course work with at least a “C” in each course, 2) gained at least 40 hours of veterinary supervised clinical experience, and 3) taken and passed ONE of the following exams with the minimum required score: the TEAS V, SAT, or ACT. 

The basis for acceptance into the program includes total GPA (a GPA greater than 2.5 is strongly recommended), completion of general education courses, letters of recommendation, additional veterinary supervised experiences, general animal experiences, and community and/or military service. Top applicants will be selected for an interview with selection committee.

 

All international applicants must have passed all sections of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

All applicants must attend a Veterinary Technology information session. Applications will be distributed at these sessions. View information session dates here.

If extenuating circumstances, such as distance, prohibit attendance at an information session, please call 979-209-7202 or email vettech@blinn.edu to receive instructions and an application to the program.

Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses with at least a "C." These courses may be in progress during the Spring semester prior to the Fall semester for which admission is sought, but final grades must appear on the official transcript that is submitted with the application packet. An overall GPA of 2.5 or greater is strongly recommended.

BIOL 1406 (completed within the last 10 years)
MATH 1314 or 1324 (completed within the last 10 years)
ENGL 1301 (no time limit)

*NOTE: BIOL 2420: Microbiology for Non-Science Majors is NOT a prerequisite for the program. It is a corequisite – a class that is taken after formal admittance to the program. If you have already taken BIOL 2420, it must have been within the last three years to count toward your degree plan. If you have not taken BIOL 2420, it is strongly recommended that you wait until you are admitted to the Veterinary Technology Program and take this course along with the first-semester VTHT courses, since material covered in BIOL 2420 will be integrated with material covered in VTHT 1301.

Applicants must complete and submit appropriate scores from ONE of the following exams: TEAS V (>70% composite score), or SAT (> 1050 verbal/math composite score), or ACT (> 24 verbal/math average).
Applicants must have a minimum of 40 hours veterinary supervised clinical experience. Documentation will be required. Documentation forms are included in the application packet.



Please note

The Veterinary Technology Program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January 2010, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in May 2010, was accredited by the AVMA February 2012. The Program accepted its first class Fall 2010.