Vet Tech Schools in PA

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Harcum College
Veterinary Technology Program
750 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3476
Kathy Koar Wisniewski, CVT Director
Associate in Science
Initial Accreditation-April, 1976;Next Evaluation: 2015

Veterinary technicians are nurses for the veterinary profession. The six-semester veterinary technician program prepares students to enter a career as a veterinary technician in private veterinary practice, zoo/wildlife medicine, biomedical research, pharmaceutical sales, teaching, humane societies, raising livestock, or anywhere the health and welfare of animals is a concern. Students get their hands-on experience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, Harcum College’s veterinary technician program graduates are eligible to sit for Pennsylvania’s state certification exam and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science exam at the assistant technician level.

Application Requirements

Completed Harcum College Application
Official copy of high school transcript or GED transcript. This requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree, unless specifically requested.
Official copies of all college transcripts, if applicable
Completion of Algebra I and II, Biology, and Chemistry with earned grades of C or higher. College courses may be substituted for any or all of these courses.
Minimum combined SAT score of 900 (critical reading and math scores only) or a combined score of 10 on the ACT. A college cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher is acceptable in lieu of SAT scores.
Letter of recommendation from employer, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
Typed personal essay explaining why you chose your desired major.
TOEFL scores for students for whom English is a second language
Harcum Placement Tests: Candidates may be required to take the Harcum Placement Tests in English, math, and/or reading. The Admissions Office will notify the candidates that need to take the placement exam(s).

Johnson College
Veterinary Science Technology Program
3427 N. Main Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508
1-800-2WE-WORK -or- 570-342-6404
Rosemary Cook, CVT Chair
Associate in Science
Initial Accreditation-November, 1995;Next Evaluation: 2019

Lehigh Carbon & Northampton Community Colleges
Veterinary Technology Program
3835 Green Pond Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Lisa Martini-Johnson, CVT DVM Co-Director
Steven Marks DVM Co-Director
Associate of Applied Science
Initial Accreditation-March, 1999;Next Evaluation: 2017

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Manor College
Veterinary Technology Program
700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Joanna Bassert, VMD Director
Associate in Science
Initial Accreditation-April, 1992;Next Evaluation: 2014

The Program includes five semesters and can be completed within two years by full-time students. The first four semesters are completed on campus and the fifth semester occurs at regional veterinary practices. During this externship-semester, students complete their training at some of the finest veterinary practices in the greater Philadelphia area. These include emergency, critical care and specialty practices, as well as general small animal, mixed and equine and feline practices. Additional training at biomedical research facilities is also available to students.

Upon successful completion of the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), graduates are eligible for licensure as veterinary technicians. The demand for veterinary technicians is great and graduates are, therefore, readily employed. There is a wide range of animal health related fields that graduates may pursue. These include: biomedical research, exotic and zoo animal medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, pharmaceutical sales, academic instruction, laboratory animal medicine, food inspection, clinical practice, emergency and critical care medicine and government regulatory agencies.

Veterinary technicians enjoy an exciting and dynamic profession. If you like working with animals and would like to be part of the veterinary health care team, you should consider a career in veterinary technology at Manor College!

The Vet Tech Institute
Veterinary Technician Program
125 Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-391-7021 or 800-570-0693
Dana Dess, VMD Director
Associate in Specialized Technology
Initial Accreditation-June 14, 2002;Next Evaluation: 2017

Sanford-Brown Institute
(formerly Western School of Health and Business Careers)
Veterinary Technology Program
421 7th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Lynn Williams, CVT Director
Associate of Specialized Technology
Initial Accreditation-September 22, 2004

Wilson College
Veterinary Medical Technology Program
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Freya S. Burnett, CVT Director
Bachelor of Science-College for Women
Initial Accreditation-May, 1984;Next Evaluation: 2014

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