We do not provide applicants with a list of clinics where clinical hours may be obtained. We have applicants from all over the state and even out of state, so we allow the students to make contact with a clinic of their choice to complete the clinical hours. We do require the clinical hours be supervised by a DVM or an LVT. The hours required may be paid so if you are employed at a vet clinic or find employment before the application period ends, hours worked may count toward your application. For the 2021 application period, we are not waving the clinical hour requirement. The application period runs through June 1st, so there is still time to obtain clinical hours.
Please Email Anita Dann for LSC-Tomball Advising signature and to ensure all your documents are correct at Anita.Dann@lonestar.eduor call at 281-401-1827
Per LSC board policy, students must be 18 years of age by the application deadline for consideration of acceptance to any LSC Health Occupation program, including Veterinary Technology.
VI.A.2.1. Health Occupation Programs Admissions Policy Health Occupation programs do not consider applications from Prospective Students not at least 18 years old at the time of the program application’s deadline—except that LSC-Tomball may honor a current contractual obligation with Klein ISD requiring the admission of students below the age of 18 years old. Any applicant that willfully misrepresents Material Information on the application will not be accepted or conditionally remain in a Health Occupation Program.
Information Sessions will be held on:
April 16, 2021
and April 30,2021 Cancelled due to previous engagement. Rescheduled for May 14, 2021 at 9:00am
We apologize for the inconvenience.
All dates will begin at 9:00am and will be held virtually via Web Ex. For Information on how to attend please email Denise Metz, LVT at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinary Technology Students 2020 State and National Board Exams are approaching.
Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates. We are so proud of all of you! Your courage and commitment to endure hardships have shown your strength, determination and passion for Veterinary Medicine.
Once again the Lone Star College-Tomball Veterinary Technology program students have excelled taking their State and National Board Exams. Congratulations to our new LVT's.
Veterinary Technology Building
In Fall 2011, we moved into our 20,000 square foot new facility. The building complements the existing Large Animal Facility in a rustic setting on the west side of the Tomball campus. The two story, building is designed to integrate standard veterinary technologies and practices while exploring new possibilities in veterinary science. It houses a l24 seat teaching lecture hall, twelve canine runs, reptile, avian and small mammal rooms, prep, surgery and teaching recovery rooms, administration rooms, a computer room and locker room facilities.
Associate of Applied Science
The Veterinary Technology program at LSC-Tomball began in 1988, and has grown to become one of the finest veterinary technology programs in the United States. The program has been recognized twice as an exemplary program by the Texas State Coordinating Board for Colleges and Universities and its students have one of the highest success rates in passing the state and national board exams among the 221 accredited programs in the United States, Canada, New Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The program accepts 40-60 college entry-level students once a year, specifically each fall. Most courses are taught on campus with one LSC-hybrid course. The final semester is spent off-campus completing the required clinical (internship) at a veterinary clinic or hospital, a research hospital (MD Anderson or University of Texas), a specialty hospital (orthopedics, oncology, radiology, dermatology), or other approved clinical site.
Because the Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the AVMA, students are allowed to work in all areas of animal heath care. A student typically spends time in laboratories working with cows, dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, birds, exotic animals and traditional laboratory animals like mice and rats. As a result of the outstanding reputation of LSC-Tomball’s Veterinary Technology program graduates, our students typically have 8-10 jobs available in the immediate Harris County area.
Both the Veterinary Technology Certificate (C1_VET1) and the Associate of Applied Science degree, Tech Prep (AAS_VETT) are offered.
Academically serious students anticipating entrance into the Veterinary Technology program must be at college level in Math, English, and Reading [after admission examinations are completed and have been reviewed]. If admission examinations indicate the student is in need of remediation, the student must successfully complete those requirements before applying for entry into the program. Application deadline is June 1st of each year.
Admission Procedure In addition to the admission requirements of the Lone Star College, the following are requirements for admission into the Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program:
All Applicants must be at college level English, Reading and Math.
Math 1314 College Algebra must have been completed within the past 5 years.
Bio 1406 Biology I must have been completed within the past 5 years.
Note: Students should submit a Lone Star College-Tomball application along with current (official) college transcripts to the admissions department at Lone Star College-Tomball.
After a visit with an advisor in the admissions department, the student should submit an LSC-Tomball advisor-signed application to the Veterinary Technology program along with a duplicate of college transcripts. The application to the program must be co-signed by a Lone Star College-Tomball advisor during the student's visit in the admissions department. The Veterinary Technology admissions application form is available at the admissions desk or at the link above.
In addition, applicants must submit a one-page handwritten essay on the profession of veterinary technology.
Program applications are reviewed and evaluated for fall admission on June 1st of each year. All applicants will be notified of their admission status to the Lone Star College-Tomball Veterinary Technology program following the applicant review date concerning their status and will be required to attend a orientation at the end of June.
VTHT 1245, 2223, 2331, 1140 and 1441 must be completed within one calendar year prior to preceptorship. VTHT 2360 are offered more than once a year. All other VTHT courses are offered only in the semester indicated in the AAS outline.
State of Texas Licensing Examination
Because the program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, graduating students are eligible to sit for the State and National Veterinary Technology Board Examinations when they have completed all required course work. Out-of-state students may take both examinations in Texas or they are eligible to return to their home state for examination and registration/Licensing or certification.