Frequently Asked Questions

Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program courses do not count or transfer to Texas A&M University or the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, because it is a technical program in the Division of Health Sciences. However, courses will transfer to Tarleton State University (see question below).

Yes, Tarleton State University offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in veterinary technology. Click here for more information.

Blinn's Veterinary Technology Pogram has a memorandum agreement with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences that allows it to access the College's resources, faculty, and facilities. Blinn students get to participate in the exact same labs as vet students. Blinn is the only veterinary technology program in the state of Texas with this opportunity.

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.

The program is offered only in Bryan at the Post Office Campus and on the Texas A&M University Campus.

Students may not because prerequisites grades are used to evaluate an application. The latest the program prerequisites can be taken is during the spring when the application is submitted.

Yes. Please meet with our health sciences advisor if you have advising questions.

BIOL 2420: Microbiology for Non-science Majors
SPCH 1318: Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 2306: Introduction to Ethics.

Tuition and fees for Blinn's associate degree program are approximately $10,500. Other associated costs may include books, uniforms, supplies, and travel.

One of Blinn's Veterinary Technology Program requirements is a minimum of 40 hours of supervised veterinary clinical experience. This experience may be with a veterinarian or LVT, but it has to be specifically shadowing, volunteering, or working directly with that person(s). 

Animal experience is any animal-related experience you may accumulate through FFA, volunteering at an animal shelter, or breeding animals. You will also get credit for owning pets.

If an applicant tests out of an AP class through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), it is their responsibility to submit those scores to Blinn College. If Blinn accepts the transfer, the Veterinary Technology Program will follow the American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations to confirm that the credit-granting score was equivalent to a “C” or better. View ACE credit recommendations here.

See Blinn’s equivalency matrix to see if and how your course(s) will transfer to Blinn.
If your course or college is not included in the matrix, contact Blinn’s Admissions Office or the health sciences facilitator

We do not prefer to receive packet documentation separately, but if this is unavoidable, please notify our office so it does not get lost at 979-209-7202 or vettech@blinn.edu.

Yes, we require official transcripts in your application packet, and we recommend you also send an official transcript to Blinn.

Yes, we require applicants from other colleges to include official transcripts in their application packets, and we require Blinn students to do the same.

An unofficial printed standardized score report is acceptable and can be printed here.

Admission to Blinn is not mandatory before applying to the Veterinary Technology Program. You can apply to Blinn after you receive your acceptance letter.

Please do not submit more than three letters of recommendation.
A generic form is provided in the application packet, but you are welcome to create a spreadsheet to keep document your veterinary experience hours in more detail. You can then transfer them to the document provided in your application packet.
It is not required that a veterinarian write one of your letters of recommendation.
We will accept applications postmarked on or before Friday, May 17. If the deadline falls on a weekend, please make arrangements for postmarking according to the postal service schedule. The Veterinary Technology Program office is closed on weekends.