Welcome to the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College Indianapolis
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Where: Indianapolis, IN
What: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology
How Long: 18 months start to finish
Accreditation: American Veterinary Medical Association CVTEA
Facilities: Kennels, surgical suite and prep area, clinical labs, radiography room, and more!
Nearby: Student housing, public transportation, free parking, and recreation
When: Starting 3 times per year
Who: Faculty, staff, and (maybe) you!
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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 faculty members include:
Joy Ritz, BS, DVM earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (emphasis in Animal Science) as well as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University. She worked as a small animal general practitioner on the south side of Indianapolis for 17 years before joining the faculty at International Business College as a veterinary technology instructor in 2016. After a short time of instructing, she became the Program Manager of the Vet Tech Institute at IBC in 2017. She is a wife and mother of 2 boys as well as a Cocker Spaniel (Jules), 3 cats (Goldie, Izzy, Lizzy), 2 Guinea Pigs (Mango, Vader), a Kenyan Sand Boa (Titus), and a Leopard Gecko (Leo). In her free time, she enjoys singing in the praise band at her church.
Julie Hix, AAS, RVT Julie graduated with a BA in Psychology from Butler University. After working in a small veterinary clinic, she was encouraged to attend Purdue, and she graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in a variety of places such as Oklahoma State University as the Head Small Animal Medicine Tech teaching veterinary students and running the small animal medicine section; the Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Milwaukee doing emergency and critical care; private practice; and finally teaching veterinary technology. Julie is married with three stepchildren, one son, one grandson and another on the way. She lives on a farm with Holstein steers, chickens, several cats, two dogs, and one very spoiled pot belly pig. Julie is a board member of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, which is dedicated to preventing the extinction of these beautiful animals.
Haley Long, AAS, RVT is a 2012 Harrison College-Northwest graduate in Veterinary Technology and has worked in small animal general practice for the last 8 years. Her special interests include radiology, animal nutrition, and dentistry. She and her husband, Nick, have three pets: two dogs named Sadie and Goliath and a cat named Roshi. They also welcomed a new daughter in April of 2020! In her spare time, Haley loves snuggling with her pets and baby, baking, camping, and traveling.
Caitlyn Nemer, AAS, BS, RVT graduated from Vet Tech Institute at IBC in 2011 as well as Ball State University. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and spent nearly 7 years in an exotic-only practice before returning to VTI as a member of the faculty. She shares her home with a clowder of cats, two leopard geckos named Yoshi and Snidget, and a giant mischief of rats (which are her favorite exotic pet to own)!
Diana Redman, AAS, RVT received her Vet Tech degree from Purdue University in 1993. While in school, she worked in Purdue's small animal practice. After graduation, she went back to the small animal practice where she worked in high school located in Indianapolis, Indiana. After three years, she went to the Animal Emergency & Specialty clinic for the next five years. Since then, she's been in small animal practice with a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. Diana and her husband have two children at home and another one already on his own. She also has 4 dogs, 4 cats, a rabbit, and 12 chickens.
Elliot Snyder, AAS, RVT, received his degree from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in 2012. Before joining the VTI faculty, he gained experience in many facets of veterinary medicine including specialty medicine, primare care, and mixed practice. Outside of work, Elliot is a volunteer with trap-neuter-release programs in Indianapolis. He and his wife, who also practices in the veterinary medicine field, are raising their daughter. They have three dogs and have adopted a prodigious number of cats in need.
Brianna Summers, AAS, RVT is a graduate of Harrison College's veterinary technology program. Her career started with three years in exotic animal medicine at an exotics-only practice. One highlight was helping to start and run the clinic's first exotic-animal-only boarding facility. She then gained experience in both general practice and rehabilitation specialty medicine. She rose to be the primary rehabilitation nurse at a dog and cat physical therapy clinic before accepting a teaching position here at VTI. At the end of the day, she loves coming home to her "menagerie" of pets.
Jordan Williams, BS, RVT was raised in LaGrange, KY where her parents and niece still reside. She graduated with a BS with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University in 2010. During her time at Morehead State University, she did an externship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where she discovered her passion for teaching. After graduation, Jordan started at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in West Lafayette, IN as a Large Animal and Small Animal Anesthesia Technologist. In September 0f 2017, she earned her VTS in Anesthesia & Analgesia. In December of 2018, Jordan changed roles within Purdue to Senior Instructional Technologist. She instructed in clinical skills courses in the DVM program and small animal nursing courses in the Veterinary Nursing program. Since joining VTI in 2021, Jordan has been teaching anesthesia and large animal courses. Her special interests include pain management and local/regional blocks. She currently lives outside of Indianapolis with her three dogs (Izzy, Leo, and Jade) and one cat (Mark).
Kevin Williams, AAS, BA, BS, RVT was trained as a high school chemistry teacher before becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. He earned his Vet Tech degree from Harrison College and worked in small animal general practice for 5 years before coming to VTI at IBC. He teaches our Math & Chemistry courses as well as helps students outside of class with tutoring as necessary. He and his wife have 2 boys: Ryan & their new baby Jacob. (They do not currently own any pets, but we will be working on that situation!)
Many students live in our student residence facilities. Housing is apartment style living and the complex is directly behind the college in the Shadeland Station Apartments. It is a three minute walk to class!
Students reside in one or two bedroom fully furnished apartments. There is a swimming pool and work out facility on-site and the Castleton Mall is approximately 10 minutes away. The environment really gives students a feel for fun "independent" living!
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
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Animal Care Duty
Vet Tech Institute at International Business College maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats, and rodents. An important part of the education provided by the Veterinary Technology program is learning hands-on the duties and responsibilities of animal care and sanitation. Therefore, all students are assigned to participate in kennel duty shifts before and after class and on weekends. The number of weeks assigned depends on the number of students.
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The International Business College Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The address and telephone number of the American Veterinary Medical Association is 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 925-8070.
To become a veterinary technician, an individual must successfully complete a program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
To become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), individuals must also take and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and a written jurisprudence examination. An individual who is not a registered veterinary technician may not use the title “registered veterinary technician,” “veterinary technician,” or the abbreviation “RVT” in Indiana. International Business College cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to work as veterinary technicians in Indiana or any other state at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
International Business College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The address, telephone number, and website of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges are 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 247-4212, www.accsc.org.
International Business College is authorized by the Indiana Board for Postsecondary Proprietary Education (BPE).