The Vet Tech Institute of Houston can trace its origins back to 1958 when the original Institute came on the scene as part of the Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Today there are 6 Vet Tech Institute locations across the country.
The most important prerequisite for admission to the Vet Tech program is an unbounded love of animals. Beyond that, SAT scores and the like are helpful but not essential but all applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED.
In as little as 18 months you can earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology degree. The Houston Vet Tech Institute program includes all the educational elements required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The program includes about 20 formal classes in topics like animal behavior, veterinary laboratory procedures and terminology, veterinary anatomy and physiology, anesthesia and surgical assistance, and so on. The program concludes with a two month externship to gain practical and hands-on experience in animal clinics or hospitals, research facilities, or farm animal veterinary practices. The job placement rate for the 2011/2012 academic year was 88%.
Financial aid is available and student services include housing assistance if needed and full career placement services for current students, graduates, and alumni.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Veterinary Assistant (A)
- Tuition is estimated to be $13,560 per year*
- Estimated required fees (in addition to tuition) for this program: $640*
- 130 students graduated in the last reported year
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The net cost of this school is close to - annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. Students wishing to apply to Vet Tech Institute of Houston must pay an application fee of $50. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at Vet Tech Institute of Houston, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $15,000 per year
- Required fees for full-time students: $670
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||67%||$6,734|
|Receiving Student Loans||95%||$8,998|