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 important, but there is a lot more to the job.  Vet techs are skilled in medical terminology, medical procedures, and of course communicating with pet owners. 

During the veterinary technology program, you can learn the duties that vet techs perform under the supervision of a veterinarian, such as:

  • Providing first aid and nursing care
  • Assisting veterinarians during examinations and procedures
  • Performing or helping with diagnostic tests such as X-rays, urinalysis, and blood counts
  • Conducting routine procedures like dental cleanings and immunizations
  • Preparing animals for surgery
  • Monitoring the condition of patients
  • Educating pet owners on animal care and welfare

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

At International Business College, 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 program, you will be learning in a simulated veterinary office, 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 our 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

As a Vet Tech Institute at International Business College 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 2020.23

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IBC graduates work for:

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

CURRICULUM

Vet Tech Institute at International Business College 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 course descriptions, download our school catalog.

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CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • Clinical Medicine I  
  • Clinical Medicine II  
  • Clinical Medicine III  
  • Clinical Medicine IV  
  • Animal Technology I  
  • Animal Technology II  
  • Animal Technology III  
  • Animal Technology IV  
  • Veterinary Terminology  
  • Clinical Laboratory I  
  • Clinical Laboratory II  
  • Clinical Laboratory III   
  • Anatomy and Physiology I  
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology II  
  • Veterinary Pharmacology I  
  • Veterinary Pharmacology II  
  • Anesthesia I  
  • Anesthesia II  
  • Clinical Medicine V  
  • Animal Technology V  
  • Animal Technology VI  
  • Large Animal Theory I  
  • Large Animal Theory II  
  • Veterinary Office Procedures  
  • VTNE Preparation 1 
  • Clinical Laboratory IV   
  • Radiography  
  • Surgical Nursing Rotation 
  • Radiography II  
  • Surgical Nursing I  
  • Large Animal Practicum  
  • Veterinary Externship
 

COSTS

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

Associate Degree Program
TUITION BY SEMESTER (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester) $6,980
Final 1/2 Semester $2,600
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1-4 only) $480
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Residence Reservation Fee $100
Residence Fee Per Semester* $2,990
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $2,385
*Associate Degree is 4.5 semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

VTNE Information

July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016

 

 

 

Number of eligible first-time candidates

 

186

 

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

 

 

165

 

 

Three-year average pass rate for first time test takers on the VTNE

 

72.7%


Accreditation

The International Business College 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 is 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 925-8070.

To become a registered veterinary technician in Indiana, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the CVTEA, take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), and take the pass a written jurisprudence examination. An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title "registered veterinary technician," "veterinary technician," or the abbreviation "RVT" in Indiana. 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.ibcfortwayne.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 accredited 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 International Business College. 

If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited 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 International Business College. Students who transfer to International Business College from other institutions must earn at least 50 percent of the total credits required for graduation and at least 50 percent of the required core credits at International Business College. 

Because programs at International Business College 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, except as discussed in the Externship Credit for Experiential Learning section of this catalog. One additional exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

International Business College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation. 

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 credit. 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 International Business College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at International Business College are not transferable to other institutions. 

Neither International Business College 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. International Business College 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

International Business College 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.

 

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as an International Business College student is like!

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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!