Get to Know the Vet Tech Institute
At the Vet Tech Institute of Houston, we are devoted to helping our vet tech students achieve their licensed veterinary technician goals. Students can graduate from our veterinary technology program in as little as 18 months!
The first location of the 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 VTI locations share teaching methods, curriculum ideas and resources. As a result, students at the Vet Tech Institute gain from being part of a well-respected and larger institution, with the benefits of a smaller school.
VTI Fast Facts
- The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
- In 18 months, students can earn their associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology.
- Students have access to on-site kennels, surgical suites and clinical labs.
- Graduates are invited to use our career placement services throughout their careers.
All of our students and faculty share a passion for animals. It’s that unique blend of shared passion and shared goals that creates a family like atmosphere and creates the strong bonds of friendship.
Vet Tech Institute of Houston faculty members include:
Catherine Huff, LVT, graduated from North Harris Montgomery Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. She is the program director and an instructor at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston. A head technician and office manager in companion animal general practices, Ms. Huff has been working in the veterinary field for 18 years. She is certified in canine behavior and companion animal nutrition.
Lekeisha Burnett, DVM, graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a BS in Biology and from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. Upon graduation, she worked in mixed animal medicine at the Lake Conroe Vet Group before joining the staff at Banfield Pet Hospital in Houston, Texas as an associate veterinarian and then Chief of Staff.
Going to School in Houston, TX
Vet Tech Institute of Houston is located near the Galleria area of Houston and has convenient access to public transportation, parking, and recreation. The Vet Tech Institute has a reputation that has attracted students from around the country. Students benefit from this diversity and also are among peers who share their love for animals.