Blinn College Veterinary Technology Degree


The Veterinary Technology Program is a two-year program with a competitive admissions process that admits new classes only in the Fall semester.

The Veterinary Technology Program is a collaborative effort with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where second-year students receive much of their clinical education.

  • Students must be accepted into the program before taking VTHT courses
  • All courses required within the listed curriculum must be passed with a “C” or better in order to progress to the next semester’s course
  • Accred­ited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Upon the suc­cessful completion of the program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and are eligible to sit for their national (Licensed Veterinary Technician Exam) and state (Licensed Veterinary Technician) credentialing exams
  • Successful comple­tion of both exams leads to the conferring of Licensed Veterinary Technician status by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. 


Three-Year Aggregate Data

July 1, 205 – June 30, 2018

Number of eligible first-time candidates


Number of first-time candidates that
have taken the VTNE


Three-year VTNE pass percentage


Students in the program are prepared with knowledge and skills to work in a number of animal health fields.  While most LVT’s are employed in private veterinary practices, other employment opportunities include animal shelters, stables or reproductive facilities, zoos or wildlife facilities, pharmaceutical sales, the military, and homeland security.   While the goal of most LVT’s is to promote animal health, some contribute to human health as well through biomedical research activities by working in laboratory facilities where they assist veterinarians and other scientists in medically-related fields such as gene therapy, cancer research, and cloning.

Applications will be accepted starting April 1, and the application deadline is May 31. Applications can be obtained by attending one of several informational meetings. See link on the home page to register for an information session or by viewing our online information session.

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 exam (>70%), OR SAT (> 1050 verbal/math composite, OR ACT (> 24 verbal/math average). All international students must have passed all sections of TOEFL. Refer to the “Admission Criteria” link for more information.  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 the Selection Committee.

Applicants accepted into the Veterinary Technology Program must attend a mandatory orientation that will be scheduled prior to the start of the fall semester.  Additionally, accepted applicants must provide proof of current immunizations (including Hepatitis B which is a three – six-month series, and arrange to take Rabies prophylaxis vaccinations), current Tetanus test, CPR certification for Healthcare Providers and submit to a criminal background check and drug screen.   

The Veterinary Technology Program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on January 29, 2010, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) on May 6, 2010, and accepted its first class Fall 2010. 


The Blinn College Associate Degree Veterinary Technology Program is nationally accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173 800-248*-2862, ( Go  here to view accreditation letter. Blinn College is accredited by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Criminal Background and Licensure
For prospective students who may have a criminal background, please be advised that a criminal background could keep you from being licensed by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME). If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with the Program Director at 979-2099-7519. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the TBVME by following the instructions provided in this link:


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