Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Get the Skills to Begin a Career as a Veterinary Technician in as few as 20 Months

Your love of animals can become your career! YTI's Veterinary Technician program graduates will be proficient in animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, breeding, husbandry, sanitation, behavior, handling, nursing, euthanasia, and necropsy for various animal species. These skills will prepare you for employment as a veterinary technician in veterinary practices, universities, research facilities, pharmaceutical companies, zoos, or other areas where the skills of a vet technician are needed.

Program Details

  • Program offered at: YTI-York
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Credit Hours: 101
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Technology degree

Veterinary Technician Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Veterinary Technician program at YTI Career Institute - York is to prepare entry-level veterinary technicians using didactic and experiential hands-on training. The program focuses on integrity, teamwork, professionalism, critical thinking and core competency completion, which prepares graduates for a successful career in the veterinary industry.

AVMA-CVTEA Accredited

CVTEA LogoAccredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association - Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA)

As required by the AVMA-CVTEA, YTI Career Institute York's three-year pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) is as follows:
From July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 147
Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 62.58%

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: January 10, 2022

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, labs, activities, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems and laptop

Course Listings

VTDE 1111 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology I
VTDE 1120 Introduction to Veterinary Technology
VTDE 1130 Computers in Healthcare
GSDE 1775 Cellular Biology
GSDE 1850 Career Success Seminar
GSDE 1730 Communications in Healthcare
VTDE 1221 Animal Husbandry & Breeds
GSDE 1970 Fundamentals of Chemistry
GSDE 1912 Mathematics for Allied Health
VTDE 1231 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology II
VTDE 1315 Animal Nutrition
VTDE 2430 Veterinary Parasitology
VTDE 1330 Veterinary Microbiology & Immunology
VTDE 2610 Veterinary Office Management
VTDE 1352 Veterinary Nursing Techniques I
VTDE 2421 Veterinary Hematology & Urinalysis
VTDE 1320 Animal Health & Diseases
VTDE 2452 Veterinary Nursing Techniques II
VTDE 2415 Veterinary Pharmacology
VTDE 1310 Laboratory Animal Science I
VTDE 1340 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
VTDE 2530 Large Animal Practicum
VTDE 2541 Veterinary Anesthesia
GSDE 1867 Professional Development
GSDE 1920 Introduction to Psychology
VTDE 2630 Veterinary Surgical Procedures
VTDE 2615 Laboratory Animal Science II
VTDE 2620 VTNE Preparation
EX 3000 Externship


Tuition Cost: $30,192
Additional Fees: $4,350

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Why YTI?


At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge


Real-world Experience
Portions of the Veterinary Technician program will be taught at Leg Up Farm and White Oak Farm. At these locations, you will learn and practice skills with large animals including horses and cows.


Industry-modeled Training
The YTI experience combines qualified instruction with the veterinary facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, your externship will prepare you with the working knowledge and skills you'll need as an important part of a veterinary team.


Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.


YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Is a Career as a Veterinary Professional Right for You?

Take the YTI "Veterinary Professional Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you'll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you're best suited for.
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