Veterinary Technology Program | Admission

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!

Program admission requirements, application materials, and more can be found below!

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.

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.

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.

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 three 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.  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 spring semester of acceptance.  Click on the link to learn more about our program prerequisite course requirements.

Veterinary Technology Program Prerequisites

Veterinary Technology Important Dates

5:00 PM

Re-Admit App Due

Fall re-admission application deadline to continue coursework Fall 2023.

8:00 AM

Application Open

Application window opens and materials can be submitted for the January 2024 cohort.

5:00 PM

Application Deadline

Application deadline for the January 2024 cohort.

5:00 PM

Re-Admit App Due

Spring re-admission application deadline to continue coursework Spring 2024.

Veterinary Technology Program Applications

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.

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.

Prepare for Your Interview

Have you already applied for admission to the Veterinary Technology Program?  Visit this link for some tips to prepare for your admission interview!