Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Veterinary Technology

A Career That Loves You Back 

The veterinary care industry is booming. 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 important, but there's a lot more to the job.  Vet techs understand medical terminology, are skilled in a variety of medical and lab procedures, and, of course, need to communicate well with pet owners.  

Our Veterinary Technology program provides students with hands on learning under the supervision of Vet Tech or Veterinarian faculty members.  After you graduate from our AVMA accredited program you will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).  Passing this exam is one of the steps required to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Indiana.   



At International Business 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 program, you will be learning in a simulated veterinary office, which contains industry standard veterinary equipment. Our facilities 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)

Ready? Call us at 317-813-2300 or request information now

With our Veterinary Technology program, you will learn to:

  • Provide first aid and nursing care to animals 
  • Assist in surgery and monitor animals in recovery
  • Collect specimens and run various laboratory tests 
  • Perform routine procedures like dental cleanings and immunizations
  • Fill and administer medications
  • Perform radiography 

Veterinary Technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries in animals.  


Vet Tech Institute at International Business College offers an 18-month Associate of Applied Science degree program for students seeking the core skills that will help them start their careers in the veterinary care industry. 

Most classes are specific to preparing students for successful veterinary technology careers. Veterinary technology students will be required to perform kennel duty on a regular basis. 

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.

Ready to get started? Call us at 317-813-2300 or fill out our information request form.


  • Clinical Medicine
  • Animal Technology
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Anesthesia
  • Large Animal Theory
  • Veterinary Office Procedures
  • Radiography
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Large Animal Practicum
  • VTNE Preparation
  • Veterinary Externship


As a Vet Tech Institute at International Business College graduate, our career services department will help you start your career by finding the right job! 

Demand for veterinary technologists and technicians is expected to grow 15% from 2020-20301, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is resulting from increasing numbers of households with pets and increasing spending on pets. 

Ready? Call us at 317-813-2300 or fill out our information request form

IBC graduates work for:

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


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at International Business College, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year. There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify. 

Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
TUITION/ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2023 -December 31, 2023)
Semester 1-4 (cost per semester)
Final 1/2 Semester
Lab Fees Per Semester (Semesters 1-4 only)
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit**
Confirmation Deposit**
Residence Reservation Fee
Residence Fee Per Semester*
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)
* A.A.S. Degree is 4.5 semesters
** Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.


When students use federal financial aid to help cover their educational costs, the federal Department of Education requires schools to use a formula to determine what types of financial aid the student is eligible to receive.    

Part of this formula is using a cost of attendance budget to determine the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive each academic year.    This budget includes direct school costs like tuition, fees and books.  It also includes indirect costs that the student may have while they attend school.   This includes things like housing and transportation.   The school develops a standard cost of attendance budget for these purposes using actual tuition and fees each year and average estimated amounts for the indirect costs.   


The specific components included in our COA (Cost of Attendance) budgets include: 

·      Tuition and fees 

·      Books, course materials, supplies and equipment 

·      Federal Direct Loan Program origination fees and insurance costs* 

·      Living expenses (housing and food)

·      Transportation 

·      Personal expenses

·      Other miscellaneous costs such as professional licensing fees when applicable


*These costs are excluded if the student does not borrow any funds from the student loan programs.  


Note that the amounts in the budget can vary depending on the student’s enrollment status, program of study, and dependency status.   If you have questions about this or you would like to see the COA budget for a specific program of study that would apply to you,  please contact the Financial Aid department. 



Animal Care Duty 

International Business College maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats and rodents. Animal husbandry is just one of the important components of the program. Students are assigned mandatory kennel duty rotations and will provide animal care before and after classes and on weekends. Understanding animal care and sanitation is a vital part of the learning experience. The numbers of weeks each student is ultimately assigned for animal care duty depends on the number of in-house veterinary technology students.  


VTNE Information 

July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022

Number of First-Time Test Takers   229
3 Year Average VTNE Pass Rate For First-Time Test Takers   55.02%


*In order to become a Registered Veterinary Technician  in Indiana, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the CVTEA, take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), and take and pass a written jurisprudence examination.  An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title "registered veterinary technician", "veterinary technician", or the abbreviation "RVT" in Indiana.  The Veterinary Technology program at International Business College is accredited by the CVTEA, so graduates are eligible to pursue the steps for registration in Indiana.