兽医技术学院作为梅迪安联合健康职业学校（Median School of Allied Health Careers）的一部分，是一所兽医职业培训学院，在全美如匹兹堡、哥伦布、韦恩堡、印第安纳波利斯、休斯顿、圣路易斯、芝加哥等地均设有分校。兽医技术学院开设的课程从16到18个月长度不等，包括收集和分析测试数据、预防畸形照射X射线、实施麻醉学、外科程序的学习、注射法等。学习完这些课程后，学员将接受处理和兽医再培训、办公室手续、麻醉术、绝育术、放射学、药理学及其他程序的学习。最后一个学期的校外实习将使学生获得一次更加真实的实践经验。通过这些学习，学生可以成为一名优秀的兽医。同时，学生毕业时可选择学校开设求职课程，帮助学生寻求合适的工作。兽医技术学院提供高质量的教育，同时向那些符合条件的学生提供经济支持。
Learning the right veterinary technician skills is critical for finding a job in the veterinary technician field. The first Vet Tech Institute was part of the Median School of Allied Health Careers, founded in Pittsburgh in 1958. Since then, the Vet Tech Institute has grown to include seven locations across the United States.
At the Vet Tech Institute, faculty from the seven locations share teaching methods and curriculum improvements. As a result, students at the Vet Tech Institute gain from being part of a larger organization, with the benefits of being in a smaller, local, focused institution.
Throughout 45 years of experience in providing allied health care career training, the mission has remained focused on providing quality education to benefit students, graduates, and health care professionals.
The Pittsburgh, PA location of the Vet Tech Institute has a reputation that has attracted students from 25 states. Students benefit from this diversity and also are among peers who share their love for animals.
Graduates of the Vet Tech Institute veterinary technology program have the education and experience that employers are looking for in their employees. For the most recent year, 94% of our available graduates were successfully placed in jobs*.
For the last reporting year**, 92% of our graduates graduated within the normal time for the program. This high rate reflects our committed faculty, hands-on curriculum, and accelerated programs. Compare that number to community colleges graduation rates and you'll see the difference.
The U.S. Department of Education reports that, among first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seekers attending community colleges:
-11.5% complete in the normal time
-22.0% complete within 150% of the normal time
-28.4% complete within 200% of the normal time.
Further, among bachelor’s degree-seeking students who start full time for the first time at public, 4-year colleges, 29.9% graduate within four years and 54.9% graduate within six years **.
Vet Tech Institute is located in downtown Pittsburgh and has convenient access to public transportation, parking, and recreation.
Come visit the Vet Tech Institute and see our facilities and meet our animals!
* As of June 30, 2011 for graduates between May 2, 2009 and December 19, 2009
**As of 4-15-11 for cohorts graduating between 7-1-2009 and 6-30-2010
***Knapp, L.G., Kelly-Reid, J.E., and Ginder, S.A. (2010). Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2008; Graduation Rates, 2002 & 2005 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2008 (NCES 2010-152). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved July 26, 2011 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch.