Veterinary Technology Program | Admission

New Year, New Journey!

The TAMUK Veterinary Technology Program is updating its course offerings, application, and admission process.  Please take a minute to review the updates around the website.  There will be an informational meeting announcement toward the beginning of the spring semester to help with the transition.

Your Journey Starts Here

We're so glad you are interested in becoming a Veterinary Technologist! We've compiled some pointers to help you through the process. We spend the majority of our time with our students, so please review the following information thoroughly and carefully before contacting the program for assistance. Many of your questions will be answered throughout the website!

What do I do?

  • Please read through the Admission Requirements
  • Read all of the documents thoroughly to make sure all required information is submitted.
  • Submit all of the required documentation by the Application Deadline to ensure review.
  • Qualified applicants who have submitted all of the required documents may be contacted for an interview.
  • Admission decisions will be made after the interviews have completed.
  • All applicants will be contacted individually by the program regarding the admission decision.  If you have not heard from us, we may still be in the decision process.  We appreciate your patience.

Are you a high school student?

If you are a high school student who is interested in our program, you can enter TAMUK as a student in the department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology with an interest in Veterinary Technology.  This will set you on a path to complete the required prerequisite courses prior to admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.  High school students cannot apply directly to the program at this time.

I want to be a Veterinarian!

If you are interested in becoming a Veterinarian, first consider joining the Vet. Tech. side by reading our Why Veterinary Technology page!  If you are still interested in becoming a Veterinarian, we recommend following the Pre-Vet Animal Science degree plan.  The Veterinary Technology Program degree plan will not fulfill the requirements for admission to a college of veterinary medicine.

Program Application Prerequisites

What are prerequisites?

Students applying to the program must be Texas A&M University - Kingsville students who have completed the required courses listed in the first four semesters of the degree plan (also known as prerequisites). The prerequisite courses help you have enough background education in certain areas to successfully complete Veterinary Technology (VETT) courses. The majority of the applicants to our program will be TAMUK Sophomores heading into their Junior year.  Prerequisite courses in progress can be marked as such on the application.  Students may be conditionally accepted with the condition being that the courses are successfully completed by the start of the fall semester of acceptance.  Click on the link to learn more about our program prerequisite course requirements.

Veterinary Technology Program Prerequisites

When is my application due?

Application packets are due by 5 p.m. CST, October 31st each year.  The new cohort of accepted students will start their Veterinary Technology Program journey the following spring semester.  The next cohort will start January 2022.

Veterinary Technology Admissions

15
Feb
8:00 AM

Applications Open

Applications will be accepted for the January 2022 cohort starting on this date.

31
Oct
5:00 PM

Application Deadline

Application deadline for the January 2022 cohort.

Veterinary Technology Program Application

Students applying to the Veterinary Technology Program must already by enrolled in Texas A&M University - Kingsville.  For the online application and associated materials, please click the link below.

Veterinary Technology Program Re-admission Application

Students seeking re-admission to the Veterinary Technology Program, please click the link below for more information and the re-admittance application.