Veterinary Technology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Veterinary Technology
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

What is a licensed veterinary technician?

Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) are animal nurses and much more. They are an integral part of the veterinary hospital staff, dedicated to ensuring high-quality medical care for animals. In addition to their nursing duties, LVTs act as patient advocates, phlebotomists, radiology, laboratory, anesthesia, and surgery technicians. Licensed veterinary technicians are trained to do everything a veterinary hospital requires to run smoothly, excluding tasks legally restricted to veterinarians, such as diagnostics, surgeries, prescriptions, and prognoses. All licensed veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.

Technician credentialing (certification, licensure, or registration) is required in most states in the United States. The American Association of Veterinary State Boards identifies that most states require Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) candidates be graduates of veterinary technology programs accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee of Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA) to become credentialed veterinary technicians. Some states require candidates for credentialing to pass a national and/or state examination.

If you are interested in science, research in public health, and helping animals, Veterinary Technology is the career for you. Personal attributes that contribute to a successful career as a veterinary technician include:

  • A strong science background and good basic math skills
  • Ability to work well with people and animals
  • Good communication and critical thinking skills
  • Dedication and strong work ethic
  • Exceptional time management and self-initiative skills
  • Able to work in a high stress, fast-paced environment
  • Organized
  • Compassionate

Program Overview

The Veterinary Technology program at Palo Alto College is a rigorous and challenging AVMA-CVTEA accredited program that provides instruction in laboratory techniques, office protocols, emergency medicine, and specialty medicine as well as small, large, exotic, and laboratory animal medical and surgical nursing. The program began offering classes in 1996 and gained full accreditation from the AVMA-CVTEA in 1998, and graduated first full cohort in May 1998.

Students pursuing a degree in animal care will receive formal training and gain the skills necessary to become licensed veterinary technicians. Students will master 350 essential skills in our 15,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility. Students will be assigned/scheduled for animal care duties and be responsible for the care and welfare of live animals housed on campus. This includes early mornings, evenings, as well as weekends and holidays.

All veterinary technology courses must be passed with a 75% grade or better to remain in the program. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to continue and will be released from the program. One-time readmission to the program will be considered if space is available. Students must complete the program within three years from the date they first received acceptance to the veterinary technology program. Students who cannot complete the program within this timeframe will not be readmitted.

Veterinary Technology Program Highlights

  • Over 23 years of success with 320+ graduates
  • Extensive hands-on experience in Clinical Pathology, Anatomy/Physiology, Parasitology, Clinical Management, Equine & Food animal medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia, Exotic and Laboratory animal
  • Courses taught by Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Licensed Veterinarians
  • Open laboratory tutoring sessions
  • Recognized as the only program in Texas to be named to the Top 50 Veterinary Technician Programs for 2018 by TheBestColleges.org
  • Exceptional VTNE (National Exam) credentialing scores
  • Faculty mentors, on-site advisor, and recruiter
  • Strong student to student mentor program

Veterinary Technology Career Areas & Employment Positions

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of veterinary technicians is projected to grow 19% from 2014-2024. Career opportunities include:

  • Companion Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Laboratory Animal Technician—research and development
  • Large Animal Technician—equine or food animal
  • Military or Government Veterinary
  • Animal Technician
  • Veterinary Technician in a zoo or aquarium facility
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Teaching
  • Specialize in areas such as anesthesia, surgery, emergency and critical care, dentistry, internal medicine, clinical pathology, nutrition, equine nursing, and zoological medicine
Degrees and Certificates Offered
The Veterinary Technology AAS program at Palo Alto College meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Texas. The college has not yet determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states or territories, but that determination is underway and the information by state or territory will be updated regularly.

The Palo Alto Veterinary Technology Program received initial accreditation in 1998 and has maintain full accredited from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities.

Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) Pass Rate

Total* July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

43

Number first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

88%

VTNE pass rate annual percentage

    *Three-year pass percentage
Mandatory Program Information Session

All info sessions will be held at 9 a.m. at Palo Alto College in the Veterinary Technology building. Please select a date listed below that works with your schedule. To RSVP, please email pac-vettech@alamo.edu

Dates
Fall 2021
Friday, Sept. 10
Friday, Oct. 15
Friday, Nov. 12
Spring 2022
Friday, Jan. 28
Friday, Feb. 11
Friday, Feb. 25
Friday, Mar. 11
Friday, Mar. 25
Friday, Apr. 22
Friday, May. 20
   

Health screenings, including temperature checks, are required before entering any building on campus. You may get a health screening at the Ozuna Library in the Learning Center Lobby. Once you passed the health screening you will be issued a wristband as you proceed to your Info Session. Please arrive to campus at least 15-20 minutes early to allow time for your required health screening.

Campus Map

Admission Requirements for New Students

Application

Applicant Notified via
ACES e-mail only

Term

Acceptance Window

Deadline by 5:00 pm

Department Review

Fall (August)

January 1 – June 1

June 1

June 2 – 14

June 3 – 15

Mandatory information session attendance: To be eligible to apply for the veterinary technology program, perspective applicants must attend an information session within the nine months (September-May) preceding to the application deadline. 

  1. Choose a date from the list of available information sessions located on the Veterinary Technology homepage under the Mandatory Program Information Session expansion.
  2. RSVP with preferred date via email to pac-vettech@alamo.edu.

Apply to Palo Alto College: Applicants needs to complete College enrollment checklist
If a perspective applicant has never attended or has not taken course within a year at one of the Alamo Colleges District they must apply/reapply:

  1. Apply to Palo Alto College through www.applytexas.org Application Tips
    1. Applicants who have not attended another college must be a high school/home schooled graduate or obtained their GED.
    2. Under First Choice School/Program, select “Health and Biosciences” and click continue
    3. Under Major, select “Veterinary Technology, AAS” and click continue to finish your application
      1. Applying to PAC and declaring your major as “Veterinary Technology” does not automatically submit your application to this program.
  2. Submit official transcript, if attended another institution
    1. Submit official, unopened (sealed) transcripts from all, non-Alamo College District institutions to Palo Alto College Records and Transcripts Office.
      1. Applicants are responsible for submitting/acquiring official transcripts.
      2. Contact Records and Transcripts at (210) 212-5266 with any questions you may have.

If a perspective applicant has attended one of the Alamo Colleges they must:

  1. Declare Palo Alto College as the Primary Institution
  2. Declare Major/Field of Study as Veterinary Technology
    1. To update either go to Student Forms.
    2. Applying to PAC and declaring your major as “Veterinary Technology” does not automatically submit your application to this program.

Complete required prerequisite courses: Applicants must complete the following four prerequisite general education courses prior to the June 1st application deadline to be considered for the program.

  1. Grade of a “C” or higher must attained for credit
    1. Composition I - ENGL 1301
    2. Biology for Science Majors l - BIOL 1406
    3. College Algebra - MATH 1314
    4. General Psychology - PSYC 2301

Application submission: Perspective applicants are required to submit the application documents to the veterinary technology application submission course via Canvas only. Applicant must have attended both an information session and completed the college enrollment checklist to be eligible to access to the veterinary technology application submission page via Canvas.

  1. Contact department for access to application documents:
    1. Request to be added to the application submission page by sending an email via your ACES email only to pac-vettech@alamo.edu.
    2. Once the request has been processed, you will receive an invitation to the application submission page via your ACES email.
    3. Once invitation is accepted, you will gain access to all of the application documents that need to be competed and submitted.
      1. Each document submitted on Canvas will receive a grade once reviewed.
      2. Document(s) that failed to receive a grade of 100, will be considered incomplete.
      3. Any document(s) deemed incomplete by the deadline, will disqualify the applicant for admission into the program.
  2. Submit Program Application
    1. Submit completed application form
      1. Applicant applying must be a student in good standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be considered for admission.
        1. Exception: Applicant who holds any college degree may have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Submit Unofficial Transcript
    1. Submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended, including any Alamo Colleges District Institutions
      1. Transcript does not need to be an official copy; these can be generated from your on-line student account.
        1. Unofficial transcripts aid us in confirming prerequisite course are completed and starting the process in calculating your cumulative college GPA
  4. Submit completed “Clinical Skills” checklist
    1. All “required” tasks listed on the “Clinical Skills” checklist must be completed.
    2. This form must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T.  from the clinic that the hours were completed.
      1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the D.V.M. must sign.
      2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
      3. Signature stamps will not be accepted.
  5. Submit required Veterinary Clinic Work Hours
    1. A minimum of 80 hours of documented clinical experience are required to apply to the program.
    2. All hours must be acquired within 12 months of the application due date.
    3. Hours must be completed under the supervision of a L.V.T.
      1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the D.V.M. must sign.
      2. Shelter hours are acceptable, only if obtained in the clinic area with a D.V.M. supervising.
        1. Acceptable proof of clinical hours must be one of the following:
          1. Timesheet provided on Canvas.
            1. Submit one timesheet provided for every 3 months worked.
            2. Hours must be totaled for each week, each month, and the 3 months in the allocated lines.
          2. Printed timesheet directly from the clinic
        2. Time sheet criteria:
          1. All timesheets must be identified with clinic name
          2. Submit 1 grand total timesheet to reflect all hours worked for the 12 months.
          3. Anything other than a timesheet will not be accepted (example pay stub)
          4. Timesheet must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T.  from the clinic that the hours were completed.
            1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the DVM must sign.
            2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
            3. Signature stamps will not be accepted.
  6. Have L.V.T. submit a “Reference” form
    1. Provide Reference form to the clinic L.V.T. to complete
    2. After hours are completed, confirm the L.V.T. submitted form via e-mail from their work email address only to pac-vettech@alamo.edu.
      1. Submission Criteria:
        1. Form must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T. from the clinic that the hours were completed.
          1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the DVM must sign.
          2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
          3. Signature stamps will not be accepted
  7. Submit Technical Standard requirements:
    1. Read and acknowledge by signing the Technical Standard requirements
  8. Submit the Admission Process Check List for New Students
    1. Verify and sign that each step listed has been completed correctly.

Application communication: Time sensitive communications from the veterinary technology program regarding your application document status will be via your ACES email only.  It will be the student’s responsibility to be checking the ACES email on a regular basis.

Volunteer Clinic Locations

Listed below are clinics locations and points of contact, if provided, that have indicated they would accept volunteers, if space is available. Hours do not have to be completed at these clinics, you may seek out other clinics/shelters but ensure they have a DVM and/or LVT on staff as supervision and forms must be completed by only a DVM/LVT.

Volunteer Clinic Locations

Applicant Selection Process for New Students

After meeting all requirements for Palo Alto College & the Veterinary Technology Program, selection of candidates will occur based on the applicants’ level of college education, cumulative GPA from all institutions, number of clinical experience hours earned, and the D.V.M./L.V.T. reference form.

Applicant Status

Following the selection process, applicants are ranked accordingly. Each applicant will be classified in one of the following four statuses:

Accepted: The 50 highest ranked applicants who have met all application requirements.

Alternate: A select number of completed applicants that did not ranked in the top 50 accepted but will be invited to attend orientation.

Denial: Any applicant who did not meet the cut off of being chosen to attend orientation or did not meet application requirements. An explanation to the applicant will be stated in the status letter.

Once all applicants are ranked, they will receive a letter stating their application status VIA aces email only, on or before June 15 of the application year. It is your responsibility to be checking your aces email on a regular basis during this time.

All “Accepted” and the selected “Alternate” applicants will receive an “Acceptance Form” included with their letter. On this form, the student must accept or forgo their status by the deadline provided and upload to the Veterinary Technology Application Submission Course via canvas, if an applicant declines, or fails to reply by the given deadline, the applicant will forfeit their status, and the next alternate will be offered the seat. See “Alternate Protocol” for further details.

Alternate Protocol

In the occasion an accepted student forfeits their acceptance, a position in the Fall semester will become available. The order of occurrence for which alternates will be offered an “Accepted” status is as follows:

  • The highest-ranking alternate will be offered the position via aces email only, and must respond by the given deadline. If that applicant declines, or if additional positions become available, we will continue down the alternate list in order of highest to lowest ranking.
Other Information for New Students

If a student has applied, and was not accepted and wishes to reapply to the program the following year, they will be required to complete the full application process again which will include an additional 80 or more clinical experience hours. All submitted hours must be acquired within 12 months of the application due date.

If a student applied and was accepted but did not attend any veterinary technology courses and wishes to reapply to the program the following year, they will be required to complete the full application process, which will include an additional 80 or more clinical experience hours. All submitted hours must be acquired within 12 months of the application due date. These students will only be allowed to reapply and be accepted to the program once more as a new student to the program.

Other Information

What makes a competitive application?

  1. Total GPA-Your total GPA will be calculated by ALL college courses completed throughout your college career. Maintaining the highest GPA possible is recommended for a stronger application. All application points will be added to your total GPA.
  2. Degree-Applicants with proof of a completed degree will be awarded additional points depending on level of degree.
  3. Total number of Clinical Experience hours obtained-Applicants who complete more than the 80 required clinical experience hours will be awarded points for additional hours worked.
  4. Reference form-You will be awarded points based on your evaluation by the D.V.M./L.V.T. after obtaining your clinical experience hours. Better performance equals a better reference from your D.V.M./L.V.T.

 

What will be needed once I have been accepted?

  1. Current Tetanus: Once accepted into the program, you will be required to provide a copy of a current immunization record showing proof of current tetanus, within 10 years, prior to being enrolled in the program.
  2. Rabies Prophylaxis vaccination series for all PACVTP students at the student’s expense. Documentation verifying rabies vaccination series is requested prior to registration for the fall semester. If any student declines the rabies prophylaxis for whatever reason, a waiver is signed by the    particular student and placed in the permanent file.
  3. Complete required online Orientation Course via canvas requirements prior to orientation: If accepted, you will be invited to complete a required pre-orientation canvas course. This course will have a specific completion date prior to our mandatory in person orientation.
  4. Attend the mandatory in person orientation: All accepted applicants, as well as a select number of alternates will be invited to attend a mandatory orientation that will be held July 14, 2022. If you do not attend this orientation, you will forfeit your status and your position will be offered to the highest-ranking alternate.
  5. Order scrubs & other equipment: Full uniform(s) and related equipment (see handbook under accessories) are not optional and must be ordered by the provided deadline. You must have your uniform in your possession prior to classes starting and be in full uniform on the first day of class or entrance will be denied.
  6. Order required textbooks: You must have all required textbooks in your possession prior to classes starting. Textbooks are not optional and are necessary for your success in this program. Discounted bundles may be purchased at Orientation.

 

Tuition and Approximate Cost
In-District Veterinary Technology Approximated Expenses 2021-2022
Term Credit Hours Tuition Special Program Tuition Fees Books* Additional Cost Semester Total
Prerequisites 13  $1,287    $64  $310   1,661
Fall Semester (Year 1) 12 $ 1,188  $400  $61  $940 350 2,939
Spring Semester (Year 1) 11 $ 1,089  $400  $58  $625   2,172
Summer Semester (Year 1) 4  $396    $12  $180   588
Fall Semester (Year 2) 10  $990  $400  $55  $855 85 2,385
Spring Semester (Year 2) 10  $990  $400  $55  $530   1,975
Summer Semester (Year 2)  Credentialing Exam Fees 440 440
Program Total 60    $ 12,160

* Including recommended


 

Out-of-District Veterinary Technology Approximated Expenses 2021-2022
Term Credit Hours Tuition Special Program Tuition Fees Approx. Book Cost* Other Cost Approx. Approx. Semester Total
Prerequisites 13 $ 2,795   $ 64 $ 310   $ 3,169
Fall Semester (Year 1) 12 $ 2,580 $ 400 $ 61  $ 940 $ 350 $ 4,331
Spring Semester (Year 1) 11 $ 2,365 $ 400 $ 58  $ 625   $ 3,448
Summer Semester (Year 1) 4  $ 860   $ 12  $ 180   $ 1,052
Fall Semester (Year 2) 10 $ 2,150 $ 400 $ 55  $ 855 $ 85 $ 3,545
Spring Semester (Year 2) 10 $ 2,150 $ 400 $ 55  $ 530   $ 3,135
Summer Semester (Year 2)  Credentialing Exam Fees $ 440 $ 440
Program Total 60   $ 19,120

* Including recommended


 

Out-of-State/International Veterinary Technology Approximated Expenses 2021-2022
Term Credit Hours Tuition Special Program Tuition Fees Approx. Book Cost* Other Cost Approx. Approx. Semester Total
Prerequisites 13 $ 6,058    $ 64  $ 310    $ 6,432
Fall Semester (Year 1) 12 $ 5,592 $ 400  $ 61  $ 940 $ 350  $ 7,343
Spring Semester (Year 1) 11 $ 5,126 $ 400  $ 58  $ 625    $ 6,209
Summer Semester (Year 1) 4 $ 1,864    $ 12  $ 180    $ 2,056
Fall Semester (Year 2) 10 $ 4,660 $ 400  $ 55  $ 855  $ 85  $ 6,055
Spring Semester (Year 2) 10 $ 4,660 $ 400  $ 55  $530    $ 5,645
Summer Semester (Year 2)  Credentialing Exam Fees $ 440  $ 440
Program Total 60    $ 34,180

* Including recommended

 

Credentialing Eligibility Information

Upon completion of Program and College requirements for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA-accredited program, the graduate is eligible for the national examination (VTNE) and state LVT exam. Passing of a national certification exam is not required for awarding the AAS degree in Veterinary Technology and completion of the AAS degree does not guarantee passage of these exams. A graduate is not an LVT until s/he meets the requirements of the state credentialing agency. Graduates are eligible to be credentialed upon successful completion of the VTNE and, in Texas, the LVTE.

NOTE: A Social Security number is required to complete the licensing process in Texas. If you don’t have a SS number you still may be able to take the state exam, but the license will not be issued until a SS number is obtained.

Applicants with a criminal history are strongly recommended to contact the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to request a Criminal History Evaluation Letter. This will allow the student to pursue credentialing with greater confidence of being able to be licensed upon completion of the program.

NOTE: If a prospective student has a felony conviction this could result in denial of licensure. These students would not be eligible for admissions into the program until a declaratory order process is completed with the licensure board and proof of eligibility for licensure or certification is provided. Applicants with a criminal record should contact the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. 

For additional information please contact: https://www.veterinary.texas.gov/forms.php

Admission Requirements for Returning Students

Application

Applicant Notified via
ACES e-mail only

Term

Acceptance Window

Deadline by 5 p.m.

Department Review

Fall (August)

January 1 – June 1

June 1

June 2 – 14

June 3 – 15

Spring (January)

August 1 – November 1

November 1

November 2 – 14

November 3 – 15

Summer (June)

January 1 – March 1

March 1

March 2 – 14

March 3 – 15

Application submission: Applicant MUST have meet with the program director prior to course(s) dropped to be eligible to reapply to the program. Applicants are required to submit the application documents to the veterinary technology application submission course via Canvas only.

  1. Contact department for access to application documents:
    1. Request to be added to the application submission page by sending an email via your ACES email only to pac-vettech@alamo.edu.
    2. Once the request has been processed, you will receive an invitation to the application submission page via your ACES email.
    3. Once invitation is accepted, you will gain access to all of the application documents that need to be competed and submitted.
      1. Each document submitted on Canvas will receive a grade once reviewed.
      2. Document(s) that failed to receive a grade of 100, will be considered incomplete.
      3. Any document(s) deemed incomplete by the deadline, will disqualify the applicant for admission into the program.
  2. Submit Program Application
    1. Submit completed application form
      1. Applicant applying must be a student in good standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be considered for admission.
        1. GPA will be determined on degree courses only.
      2. Application submission does not automatically guarantee re-acceptance into the program.
  3. Submit Action Plan Essay
    1. Submit a 1,000-word essay to detail the following information
      1. Specify what behaviors let to your unsuccessful course completion
        1. Example: What were your weaknesses and how do you propose to overcome them.
      2. Detail the changes concerning your studying behaviors that you plan to make for successful continuation in the program.
      3. Why should you be selected over other applicants applying to return to the program?
      4. Besides your love for animals, what drives you to return to this program? What is your passion?
      5. What is your ultimate goal in completing the program?
  4. Submit completed “Clinical Skills” checklist
    1. All “required” tasks listed on the “Clinical Skills” checklist must be completed.
    2. This form must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T.  from the clinic that the hours were completed.
      1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the D.V.M. must sign.
      2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
      3. Signature stamps will not be accepted.
  5. Submit required Veterinary Clinic Work Hours
    1. A minimum of 365 hours of documented clinical experience are required to apply to the program.
    2. All hours must be acquired within 12 months of the application due date.
    3. Hours must be completed under the supervision of a L.V.T.
      1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the D.V.M. must sign.
      2. Shelter hours are acceptable, only if obtained in the clinic area with a D.V.M. supervising.
        1. Acceptable proof of clinical hours must be one of the following:
          1. Timesheet provided on Canvas.
            1. Submit one timesheet provided for every 3 months worked.
            2. Hours must be totaled for each week, each month, and the 3 months in the allocated lines.
          2. Printed timesheet directly from the clinic
        2. Time sheet criteria:
          1. All timesheets must be identified with clinic name
          2. Submit 1 grand total timesheet to reflect all hours worked for the 12 months.
          3. Anything other than a timesheet will not be accepted (example pay stub)
          4. Timesheet must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T.  from the clinic that the hours were completed.
            1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the DVM must sign.
            2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
            3. Signature stamps will not be accepted.
  6. Have L.V.T. submit a “Reference” form
    1. Provide Reference form to the clinic L.V.T. to complete
    2. After hours are completed, confirm the L.V.T. submitted form via e-mail from their work email address only to pac-vettech@alamo.edu.
      1. Submission Criteria:
        1. Form must be completed and hand signed by a L.V.T. from the clinic that the hours were completed.
          1. If your clinic does not have a L.V.T., the DVM must sign.
          2. Office manager signatures will not be accepted.
          3. Signature stamps will not be accepted.
  7. Submit Technical Standard requirements:
    1. Read and acknowledge by signing the Technical Standard requirements
  8. Submit the Admission Requirements for Returning Students
    1. Verify and sign that each step listed has been completed correctly.
  9. Veterinary Technology Interview
    1. Upon completion of all the above requirements, you will be scheduled a day and time in June to attend a mandatory interview with the Veterinary Technology Admissions Panel.

Application communication: Time sensitive communications from the veterinary technology program regarding your application document status will be via your ACES email only.  It will be the student’s responsibility to be checking the ACES email on a regular basis.

Application Selection Process for Returning Students

Candidate selection will be based on the applicant’s successful completion of Palo Alto College and Veterinary Technology program admission requirements, the applicant’s total GPA from degree courses only, number of clinical experience hours earned, and the D.V.M./L.V.T. reference form, Action plan Essay, student motivation, interest in the field and Interview Process. All requirements are taken into consideration. 

The program admission panel will evaluate each reentry request and reserves the right to not fill every seat if the applicant is deemed not qualified for readmission.

All students will be notified by June 15th for the Fall semester, November 15th for Spring semester, and March 20th for Summer semester. Applicants who have met all the application requirements will be notified about a date for the interview process with the program interview panel prior to acceptance.

After the interview, if accepted, applicants will receive an “Acceptance Form” with their letter via email only. On this form, the student must accept or forgo their status by the deadline provided and return via email only Pac-vettech@alamo.edu . If an applicant fails to reply by the given deadline, it will be assumed that the applicant has chosen to forgo their status, and the next accepted applicant will move up in rank.

Additional information

Accepted:
Those students that met the application requirements and voted by the program admission panel to return to the program.

Denied:
Those students that were denied for any reason. An explanation to the applicant will be stated in the
status letter. These students are eligible to reapply only as a returning student that must follow the
returner guidelines for readmission; however, must restart the curriculum.

Students are allowed readmission only one time to the program. The program admission panel will look at exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Information

Admission questions

Email: pac-vettech@alamo.edu

Laurie Pawelek, A.A.S., L.V.T.
Director of Veterinary Technology

Location:
Veterinary Technology (VT–100)

Phone:
210-486-3369

Elena Garza
Administrative Services Specialist

Location:
Veterinary Technology (VT–100)

Phone:
210-486-3355

 

 

Leanna Ruiz, A.A.S., L.V.T.
Academic Advisor

Location:
Veterinary Technology (VT–109)

Phone:
210-486-3360

Malorie Vallejo
Certified Advisor

Location:
Palomino Center 114

Phone:
210-486-3668