Discover your strengths in one of New England’s leading vet tech degree programs.
Mount Ida’s Veterinary Technology Bachelor’s Degree Program has a strong reputation that few U.S. vet tech colleges can match.
Long recognized as one of the nation’s best veterinary technology programs, we offer outstanding preparation for vet tech careers. You’ll learn from first-rate faculty in a professional environment, working in state-of-the-art veterinary technology facilities. And our Veterinary Technology Bachelor’s Degree provides far more hands-on experience in real veterinary technology workplaces than most other vet tech programs.
Mount Ida College also has an outstanding three-year veterinary technology program at the associate’s degree level. Find out why our three-year veterinary technician program stands out from the pack.
Mount Ida College is an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) –accredited school. As an accredited AVMA program, we are required to share the following information with you:
• the three-year pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (last three complete years);
• the number of eligible first-time candidates; and
• the number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE, for the corresponding time frame as the reported VTNE pass rate.
The number of eligible first-time candidates are based on graduate numbers for our program for the dates July 1-June 30 for the years 2011-2014:
|Number of eligible first-time candidates (graduates)||55||51||35|
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE||37||28||26|
Please note, based on the numbers above, 65% of our eligible graduates have taken the VTNE. Of the number of graduates who have taken the VTNE, 74% of those students have passed, above the national average for first-time candidates. Unlike most states, certification of veterinary technicians in Massachusetts is voluntary. As a result, although we strongly recommend that our graduates take the VTNE, many do not. As reported above, just over half of our graduates actually take the exam. Even though it is not necessary to become certified in Massachusetts, the students who chose to take the VTNE continue to score above the national average for all first-time candidates.