Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrads
337
Tuition
$14,116
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 34 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It's been nice so far and I plan on staying until the end.

College Junior

Online Courses: I dont do online courses

5 College Junior

Student Body: Everyone is helpful and nice.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: It's very good and up to date on everything. Very helpful and educational.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Dogs, cats and other animals are on campus so we can use them to practice on and give medicine and x-rays.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

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.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Student Body: 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.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Academic Experience: 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.

3 people found this useful Report
College Junior

Career Services: 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.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: 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.

5 College Senior

Student Body: 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.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

1 College Senior

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.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: my experience at school has been great easy to get help and great school

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: 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.

3 College Senior

Career Services: 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.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Student Body: 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+.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: 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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Resources: 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.

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