College Junior 2013-09-24T20:45:01Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition is pretty fair since you are learning to do everything with a wide range of animals. The Financial Aid people try their hardest to give us every cent they can but unfortunately I can't really receive anything because my dad makes too much but he is the only source of income for our household.
College Junior 2013-09-24T20:42:52Z
We have on site Kennels which hold cats, dogs, bunnies, guinea pigs. The students help maintain the cleanliness of these kennels and the school even pays the students for doing so.
College Junior 2013-09-24T20:41:32Z
There is a wide range of people who attend this school. There's people from different states, different ethic backgrounds and races. Everyone is very warm and inviting.
College Junior 2013-09-24T20:39:54Z
There's a lot of labs and computer labs/libraries that you can use to help with assignments. There's also a library where the teacher's hang out and you can go to them for help. There's also tutors and people always willing to help you with whatever you need.
College Junior 2013-09-24T20:37:48Z
All the computers are up to date and state of the art. There is no trouble with the connection. There's no trouble at all in using them.
College Senior 2013-09-10T12:29:29Z
I currently go to VTI and will be done in 7 weeks. I loved my experience here (well my education). It's definitely hard going to school with almost all females. The teachers have all be amazing and I've learned more here than I did at a "real" college or should I say I've learned things I can actually use. This isn't for everyone though, just because you love animals doesn't mean you're willing to literally dedicate your entire life to them. There were times when we had over 20 something tests in a row. Be prepared to learn a chapter in a week and have a test on it...in every class. I have had no life for the past 18 months. It consisted of school for 7 hours a day coming right home and studying. I don't think people are prepared for all the work and that's why so many people fail out. But if you truly want to be a vet tech this is the place since we get hands on experience with the animals. We've been told by many employers they only want VTI graduates.
College Junior 2013-06-08T04:54:35Z
I have applied and been accepted to the Vet Tech Insitute, but I do not officially start my first semester of classes until September 4, 2013.
College Senior 2013-04-01T18:12:07Z
One thing that is very important to me in helping me succeed is tutoring. The Vet Tech Institute offers tutoring and study time on campus which is very important to me. If I have any questions I can work with a peer tutor to figure out and answer any questions I may have.
College Senior 2013-04-01T17:29:11Z
I love everything about my school since the moment I walked in the door. I could see its very hands on which is perfect for me. The other students and faculty are very nice and helpful. I am very excited to get started because this is what I've wanted to do my entire life.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T03:37:40Z
I have had a lot of issues with student housing. I was told I was going to live one place but told me two days in advanced that they had to change it. The staff seems to over fill spots and I was crammed into a small house with five other people an hour away from school. Other than that the curriculum was well thought out.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-16T03:32:04Z
The majority of the student body have jobs and or familys. They are all hard working because the classes are not easy. No matter where they came from they are all here for one purpose and that is for the well being of all animals.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-30T21:58:25Z
Its Very Small – There is only one small library and one computer room. On a normal day it is ok but when finals come along there isnt enough room for everyone to use a coumputer. They also only have too small lunch rooms which everyone doesn't fit in. On a nice day a lot of people go out to the park across the street. On the other hand the class rooms are nice.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-25T20:36:30Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I think the price to attend VTI is comparable to other Veth Tech schools. The financial aid department, however, is not up to par. The staff is rude and acts like they could not be bothered with student's problems/concerns. The financial aid department has been known to withhold student stipends well past the due dates because they "do not have time to distribute them". Students rely on their stipends to pay for gas, parking, lunch, and student housing. Stipends are government money that the student will eventually have to pay back therefore I feel the school has no right to withhold that from the students. Would the staff appreciate their paychecks being withheld? I think not.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-25T20:30:11Z
The Vet Tech Institute's staff is extremely rude, hard to talk to, and gives that "vibe" that they are not there for nor do they care about any of the students there. The teachers are poorly trained... great at being a Vet Tech, Im sure.... but when it comes to teaching, they fail. They are constantly playing games with the student's money whereas they withhold students' monthly stipends until they "have time" to hand them out. Student's rely on stipends in order to pay for gas, parking, lunch, and even pay housing bills. Would VTI's staff like if their paychecks were withheld? I think not. I have heard several complaints from current and past students that have had similar problems but no one knows where to go for help. All in all, the students feel helpless and on their own. We attend college to learn, to succeed and I feel that the staff at VTI talks down to their students. College students are technically clients.... customers who pay for their education.... and I feel that we students to be talked to with respect and the courtesy they would show anyone else. If I had to do it all again, I would choose a different school.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-21T18:02:41Z
my experience at school has been great easy to get help and great school
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-21T15:01:01Z
Great School to Attend – The school in nationaly accreditted and offers hands on, and one on one teacher-student time. It is a trade school and there are no dorms, but offer assistance in finding a place to stay near the school. Everyone is very friendly, and you feel at home very fast.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-10T23:27:44Z
Its All up to You – They tell you they are going to place you and help you find a job and that 95% students get to decide where they want to go, but i have heard that you pretty much have to figure everything out for yourself. They help you with how to handle interviews and resumes but in the end it all comes down to how hard you work to get where you want to be. Also where you do your externship is pretty much where it counts.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-10T23:23:43Z
Well Welcome to Mostly All Girls. My school mostly consist of a higher female to male ratio, for every 10 girls maybe theres one guy. The school is not sexist its just the fact more girls decided to go to be a veterinary technician rather than males. Also, the ages range from fresh out of high school(18) to 40+.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-17T06:28:46Z
Vet Tech – I enjoy going to the Vet Tech Institute in Houston texas because its all hands on. I find it to be really fun and educational.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-04T15:14:26Z
The Animals – The unique thing about this school is that its small so the professors and staff really get to know and bond with every single student. They also have animals on campus whom we get to take care of so it is very hands on.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-04T15:12:36Z
Animal and Human Friendly – I love my school. The teachers and other staff are amazing. They are so involved and concerned with helping you reach your full potential in their classes. The curriculum is very accelerated so you do have to work hard and study a lot but its definitely worth it. They allow you to work with the animals on campus and treat them very well. The only thing i wish was that it was closer to home but other than that its great!
College Freshman 2010-09-06T22:34:27Z
Very Accessible – The school provides multiple computer labs which have internet and allows printing. Everything is in one building and is on multiple floors, so you do not have to go to different buildings to access the computer areas.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-20T22:58:34Z
Just Started – just started school. so I really have not had a chance to experience this part yet. but i've heard that it's Wonderful
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-20T22:53:55Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Private School(More Money but Same Education) – Dont get me wrong I love my school. not only that they are among the few that are AVMA accredited. But I feel if I would have been able to find a public school that was AVMA accredited in my area,i would get the same schooling I'm getting at the private. My Thoughts: All students come out of school with the same teachings,no matter what school they went to. The only thing that separates us and makes us different is THE PRICE WE PAID TO GET THE EDUCATION.
Financial Aid was a breeze. It was made to be very easy and quick.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T03:26:32Z
Mixed Group – I am the oldest in my class at 41 and the youngest is 18--there are more women than men.
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