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 an important part of being a veterinary technician, but there is a lot more to the job.  

Vet techs need to have a love for animals, strong abilities in math and science, and good communication skills. As part of their day-to-day activities, they will perform medical and laboratory procedures, assist veterinarians in surgery, and of course communicate with pet owners. 

The 18-month veterinary technology program at the Vet Tech Institute was designed so you can learn the skills that vet techs need, including:

  • Safe administration of medicine to patients
  • Perform analysis of laboratory specimens
  • Conduct patient assessments
  • Operate radiographic equipment, including x-rays and ultrasounds
  • Provide surgical assistance
  • Administration of anesthesia delivery and monitoring equipment, including pulse oximeters, oxygen sources, and defibrillators

See the full list of CVTEA Essential and Recommended Skills List

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

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At Fox 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 18-month 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 Fox College's 18-month 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


As a Vet Tech Institute at Fox 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 20% from 2016 to 2026.4

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Fox College graduates work for:

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


Vet Tech Institute at Fox 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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  • Clinical Medicine I 
  • Clinical Medicine II 
  • Clinical Medicine III 
  • Clinical Medicine IV 
  • Animal Technology I 
  • Animal Technology II  
  • Animal Technology III  
  • Animal Technology IV 
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology I  
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology II  
  • Veterinary Terminology 
  • Clinical Laboratory I  
  • Clinical Laboratory II 
  • Clinical Laboratory III 
  • Veterinary Pharmacology I 
  • Veterinary Pharmacology II 
  • Anesthesia I 
  • Clinical Medicine V 
  • Animal Technology V 
  • Animal Technology VI 
  • Large Animal Theory I  
  • Veterinary Technician Career & Office Success 
  • Large Animal Theory II 
  • Clinical Laboratory IV 
  • Radiography I  
  • Surgical Nursing I  
  • Radiography II 
  • Surgical Nursing II 
  • Large Animal Practicum 
  • VT Clinical Skills Capstone Seminar   
  • Veterinary Externship 


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Fox 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, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester) $7,610
Final Semester $2,600
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1-4 only) $420
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,830
*Associate Degree Program is 4.5 Semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.






VTNE Information

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 20176

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Potential applicants may find the following information at 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 Fox 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. The Director of Education will review transcript(s) from each individual student one time. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Fox College. Because programs at Fox College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. A maximum of 25 semester credits will be accepted in transfer for students transferring credit who have less than a bachelor’s degree. 

Students who participated in the Advanced Placement program in their high schools may be granted credit provided they had scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement tests. Fox College does not grant life experience credit and does not accept transfer credit earned from any of these sources at another institution. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Fox 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. 

Fox College is a receiving institution within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfactorily completed the Transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois will be granted credit towards fulfilling Fox College’s general education requirements. 

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 credits. 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 Fox College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Fox College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Fox 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. Fox 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

Fox 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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As a Fox College Veterinary Technology student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 18 months
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Hands-on, career driven classes
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Finish First!