The Veterinary Assistant Certificate (C1_VET1) is offered at LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact the Veterinary Technology Department.
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 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 160 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 as well as 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.
Job opportunities for Registered Veterinary Technician graduates have never been better. Today there are from 8 to 10 fulfilling and exciting jobs available to each graduate just in the immediate Harris-Montgomery County area. As well as the impressive job market, it should be mentioned that scholarships are also available while the student is enrolled.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. The entire 72 hours of credit in the veterinary technology program will transfer to some traditional four year colleges so students may pursue a four year baccalaureate degree in either animal science or agricultural business. Contact an advisor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
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:
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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 AM and 8:50 AM Monday through Friday. This time is reserved for all animal clinical laboratories at LSC-Tomball.
The veterinary technology program will have an information session at the beginning of July each year. Students that have received admission notifications are encouraged 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 program should be aware that class notes, books, DVDs, and other supplies are required for every class along with special clothing for all clinical laboratories. Students should expect to purchase all clothing supplies at the beginning of their first fall semester and all classroom supplies should be purchased during the first week of each VTHT class.
There are no specific progression requirements for the veterinary technology program. However, VTHT 1345, VTHT 2323, VTHT 2431, VTHT 1441, VTHT 1140 and VTHT 2360 should be completed within one calendar year prior to graduation. VTHT 1205, 1413, and 2360 are offered more than once yearly. 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 and National Veterinary Technology Board Examinations when they have completed all required coursework and have received their AAS degree in veterinary technology from LSC-Tomball.
|VTHT||1301||Intro to Veterinary Technology||3|
|VTHT||1205||Vet Medical Terminology||2|
|ENGL||1301||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|VTHT||2217||Exotic Animal Clinical Management||2|
|VTHT1||1413||Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|ENGL||1302||Composition and Rhetoric II||3|
|VTHT||1266||Practicum Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician||2|
|VTHT||2209||Food Animal Clinical Management||2|
TOTAL Credit Hours for Veterinary Technology Certificate:
Students should not register for VTHT or any other classes from Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. These times must remain open for clinical rotation laboratory.
VTHT 1205 and 1413 are offered more than once a year.
All other VTHT courses are offered only in the semester indicated in the certificate outline.