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Learn by Doing

When we say you’ll get a hands-on education at the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College, we mean it. Our classrooms, clinical labs, surgical suites and kennels are all designed to resemble the environment where a veterinary technician spends their time. 

Our facilities include:

  • On-site kennels, housing a variety of animals that includes dogs and cats.  The occasional lizard or rodent may even come to visit.
  • On-site surgical suite facilities.
  • Industry standard medical equipment found in veterinary facilities.
  • Classrooms that are equipped for hands-on learning.

We believe that there is no replacement for the type of learning that comes from actually working with animals during your training.  Throughout the veterinary technology program, Vet Tech Institute students have the opportunity to take part in surgeries, take care of the animals in our kennels, practice administering medications, take x-rays and give injections.

The Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College partners with large animal facilities so our students can gain experience and confidence working with large animals, like horses and cows, as well.

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When you schedule a tour of the Vet Tech Institute, you’ll be able to see our students in action. From learning proper techniques for holding animals to learning to take x-rays, our students learn by doing. We believe strongly that it’s important for vet tech students to work with animals throughout the program because there is no replacement for this type of hands-on veterinary technology training.