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Students in the Program are prepared with knowledge and skills to work in a number of animal health fields. While most Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) are employed in private veterinary practices, other employment opportunities include animal shelters, stables or reproductive facilities, zoos or wildlife facilities, pharmaceutical sales, the military, and homeland security. While the goal of most LVT is to promote animal health, some contribute to human health as well through biomedical research activities by working in laboratory facilities where they assist veterinarians and other scientists in medically-related fields such as gene therapy, cancer research, and cloning. The Blinn College Veterinary Technology Program is a collaborative effort with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activity. This Program is in the Division of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.
More information is available online through the Veterinary Technology Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.