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We know you love animals as much as we do, so the next question is do you want to become a certified veterinary technician and make working with animals your career?  The students and faculty at the Vet Tech Institute have all followed their passion for animals. We invite you to see if attending the Vet Tech Institute's veterinary technology program is right for you.

Schedule a visit and tour the school.

Visiting the Vet Tech Institute and other schools is an important part of choosing both a career and a school that is right for you.  We want you to see for yourself what makes the Vet Tech Institute such a special place. 

Individual tours are scheduled year round and we can work with your schedule so that the visit fits into your busy life.

When you visit the Vet Tech Institute and take a tour of our facilities, you will meet with an admissions representative who will want to get to know you and help you understand both our veterinary technology program and what a career as a vet tech might look like. If you decide VTI is right for you, your admissions representative will be there to help throughout the admissions and enrollment process. 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted for admission to Vet Tech Institute, an applicant must have graduated from or be a potential graduate from a valid high school, private school, or equivalent (GED); achieved a minimum score of 20 on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam; achieved at least an overall high school QPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale) with at least a QPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) in math and science courses.  

Applicants who did not achieve the QPA requirements or have a high school equivalent (GED) may demonstrate the ability to succeed in the program by meeting with a member of the school’s administration and/or submitting additional information.  Such additional information may include the following:  high school equivalent (GED) scores/partial high school transcript, previous college transcripts, recommendation letters, job shadow verification, and/or animal-related work or volunteer experience. 

When an applicant has not yet graduated, offers of admission are contingent on high school graduation. 


Potential students should call or write the Admissions Department to request an application form. To apply for enrollment, the student should complete the application form and submit it with the application fee to the Admissions Office, Vet Tech Institute, 125 Seventh Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Prior to application, potential students are expected to receive a tour of the school.

Upon receipt of the application, the school will typically request a transcript of the applicant's high school record. Applicants should work with their admissions coordinator to determine what other types of information may be helpful to them in the acceptance process.  Generally, the applicant should forward information that demonstrates their ability to succeed in the program and career field.  School officials will review the application for enrollment and notify the applicant in writing regarding the status of his/her admission to the school. Generally, the applicant is notified of the school's decision within four weeks after submission of the application.

Are you ready to start a career that loves you back?  

Take the next step and talk to an admissions representative today.  To schedule your visit,  call us at 800.570.0693, request information or schedule your tour online!  Or, if you are ready, apply online!



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