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About Vet Tech Institute...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
125 Seventh St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Net Price
$13,297/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,318/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,854/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,575/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,007/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,435/ year
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Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,600/ year
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Vet Tech Institute Reviews

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Being going to school here for almost 8 months, and I love it! Since it’s such a short program it’s fast paced and keeps you engaged, which I like a lot! It’s a challenging program but the sense of achievement is amazing! If you are thinking of attending VTI keep in mind that you will be in class from 8:30-3:20 most terms and will have lots of studying to do! The staff definitely has some professors that pick favorites as if we’re still in high school, but they are all knowledgeable and helpful!
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It’s not really a college it’s like a fraud school. And it’s located in a building in downtown Pittsburgh. The school was good because almost everything is hands on. The only thing that’s though is that it’s so rushed. The school is like high school 7:30-3:30 Monday-Friday. So with that being said some weeks we had 2-4 test a week which makes it hard to focus on studying. If it was 2 years instead of 18months it probably would have been a little less rushed.
VTI is amazing as long as you actually work for it and put your best foot forward!! Everything I am learning actually matters and pertains to my future, I get hands on experience (not everyday but most normal days) with animals practicing procedures and medical duties, and I'll never stop learning. The program is intense and strenuous because it's a program condensed into 2 years instead of 4. You learn everything so fast that you feel like you didn't retain anything (everyone around you feels the same you aren't alone), but you'll be surprised to know you actually DO know :) You don't get the summers off, but you finish the program quickly. It WILL fly by so fast you can't believe you'll be done in less than 5 months!! If you are not fully dedicated to animals and are in this field because you "hate people", you will have the worst time here and when you graduate. The teachers are always wanting to help you, whether it be academically or personally. I will say the faculty does come off as snubbish sometimes. But as long as you are professional, appropriate, polite, and respectful to them they will (they should anyway regardless) treat you the same. I honestly think VTI is top notch to go for an education as a certified veterinary technician. I don't regret choosing this place, and overall this has been the best experience of my life so far ^-^