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The two-year veterinary technology associate of applied science degree provides the graduate with information, skills and experience he/ she will need to follow a fulfilling career in a veterinary hospital, a zoological garden, industry, a medical research laboratory, a governmental regulatory program or the Veterinary Medical Corp.
Gaining its accredited status in 1990, today the veterinary technology program boasts an overall for all test takers a 99.98% passage rate on the State and National Board Examination. This success rate is unparalleled in the State of Texas and is rated as one of the highest passage percentages of the over 200 plus programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Because the veterinary technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, students are eligible to take all State and National Board examinations to become a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) in Texas to work in all areas of animal health care. An individual spends time in laboratories working with cows, dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, exotics and even the more traditional laboratory animals like mice and rabbits. Upon graduation, the student is free to pursue any type of animal care situation they so desire.
Any student anticipating entrance into the veterinary technology program should ensure that remediation is not required after admission examinations are completed and have been reviewed. If admission examinations indicate the student is in need of remediation in math, writing or reading, the student must successfully complete those requirements before applying for entry into the veterinary technology program.
In addition to the admission requirements of the LSCS, the following are requirements for admission into the veterinary technology associate of applied science degree program:
College Math TSI met (if within 5 yrs)
Math IA 45+ or CA 23+
Writing 45+ and 6 essay or 7+ essay
Math Alg 60+ or
College Algebra 0-40
Writing 85+ and 6 essay or 7+ essay
Math 86+ Writing 80+
Students should submit a Lone Star College application along with current (official) college transcripts to the admissions department at LSC-Tomball. After visiting with an advisor, the student should submit a separate application to the veterinary technology program with duplicate of college transcript.
Note: The application to the veterinary technology program should be co-signed by LSC-Tomball advisor during the studentís visit in the admissions department. Go to LoneStar.edu/veterinary-technology-depttomball for the veterinary technology admissions application.
Program applications are reviewed and evaluated for fall admission on June 1 of each year. All applicants will be notified of their status following applicant review date. Students may be notified by letter, e-mail or phone. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all personal information on the application is current.
When admitted to the veterinary technology program, the student should ensure that non-veterinary technology courses (math, English, etc.) are never scheduled between 7:30 and 8:50 am, Monday through Friday, or 8:00 - 9:00 am, Saturday. This time is reserved for all animal clinical laboratories at LSC-Tomball.
The veterinary technology program will have an information session at the end of June each year. Students that have received admission notifications are required to attend as important information on rules and program requirements will be covered in detail by the program faculty and staff. Questions will be welcomed.
Students receiving admission to the Veterinary Technology program should be aware that books, supplies, and special clothing will be required and should be purchased within the first week of each semester the student is enrolled in the program.
There are no specific progression requirements for the veterinary technology program. However, VTHT 1245, VTHT 2223, VTHT 2331, VTHT 1441, VTHT 1140 and VTHT 2360 should be completed within one calendar year prior to graduation. All other VTHT courses are only offered in the semester indicated in the AAS outline.
Students in veterinary technology at LSCS are considered eligible to sit for the State (LVTE) and National Veterinary Technology Board (VTNE) Examinations when they have completed all required coursework and have received their AAS degree in veterinary technology from LSC-Tomball.
The Veterinary Technology program at LSC-Tomball is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and students are eligible to take all State and National Board examinations to become licensed veterinary technician (LVT) in Texas to work in all areas of animal health care.
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