Welcome to the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus
We are happy you found us. Here's a quick snapshot of who we are:
Where: Easton area of Columbus
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.
We are proud of our experienced faculty. Our faculty members include:
Angela Beal, DVM, is the Veterinary Technology Program Manager at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and worked in private practice before joining the Vet Tech Institute in 2005, when she instructed the very first class of Veterinary Technology students. Dr. Beal teaches several core courses, including Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, and Anesthesia. She works to uphold the standards of veterinary technician education and keep the program curriculum current. She has authored chapters for several veterinary technician textbooks, and she is one of the editors of McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9th ed. She is actively involved in the planning of the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference, as co-chair of the technician education committee. Dr. Beal is the mother of two boys, as well as a cat and a chihuahua (Yogi) that she adopted from the program.
Jennifer Seaholm, DVM, completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Findlay and then earned her degree at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Seaholm practiced at a small animal clinic in Dublin, Ohio and then joined Vet Tech Institute in 2006. As an instructor at Vet Tech Institute, she teaches classes such as Anesthesia, Pharmacology, Surgical Nursing and Clinical Medicine. She currently lives in Dublin with her husband, son, daughter, a cat named Rex and a whippet named Missy.
Samantha Coe, DVM, is a mixed animal veterinarian and part owner of Refugee Canyon Veterinary Service in Hebron Ohio. Dr. Coe attended The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2011. When not seeing patients she teaches the large animal courses. Dr. Coe and her wife Jodi have a small farm that is home to 3 cats, 2 dogs (Callie and her senior pit bull, Kiss), 2 horses, and beef cattle. Dr. Coe enjoys working with pets and livestock, as well as promoting local farming.
Andrea Gibbs, DVM, completed her undergraduate studies at Houghton College before earning her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she joined a mixed animal practice in northwest Ohio and then returned to the Columbus area to practice in a small animal clinic. In 2016, Dr. Gibbs became an instructor at Vet Tech Institute, where she has a great time teaching the Clinical Medicine courses and several other courses. She lives in Hilliard with her wonderful husband and two adorable young children.
Rachel McGinty, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, she worked in private practice for several years and, in 2006, began teaching at the Vet Tech Institute. As a full-time instructor, she teaches many core classes, such as Radiology, Parasitology, the VTNE prep class, and multiple lab classes. She has contributed to multiple textbooks, including authoring the radiology chapter of McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9th ed. When not teaching, Rachel enjoys time with her husband, shepherd mix Lucienne, two cats (Stinky and Ethyl) and turtle Reginald.
Toni Ross, RVT, a 2006 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute, worked in private practice for several years before returning to Vet Tech Institute in 2010. As a full time instructor, she teaches surgical nursing courses, nutrition, office procedures, and many other technical skills courses. In her free time, Toni enjoys spending quality time with her 3 adult children and 1 grandson. She also enjoys taking their family dog, Tess, out to the lake for a swim, as well as cuddling with her 4 cats: Draco, George, Stormy and Mew.
Ben Ober, RVT, is the Animal Welfare Coordinator, managing Vet Tech Institute’s on-site kennel and upholding USDA regulations. He also spends a lot of time assisting the students with hands-on skills in and out of the classroom. Ben is a 2009 graduate of Vet Tech Institute, has worked at Medvet Medical Center for Pets in the Emergency Department for the last 9 years, and joined the staff at Vet Tech Institute in 2017. He is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan and enjoys watching the games with his son.
Tiffany Davis, RVT, is a 2007 graduate of Vet Tech Institute. After working at several central Ohio veterinary practices, she joined the teaching team in 2017. She can be found teaching students about lab skills, animal handling skills, and veterinary math. She also works at Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center in Dublin and at Masterson’s Veterinary Clinic in the evenings. Tiffany is active with the Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association and enjoys showing in Ranch Versatility and trail riding with her horses in her spare time.
Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School offers on campus residence facilities. You'll have the opportunity to make new friends when you share our fully furnished, two-bedroom, two-bath apartments.
- Free parking
- Secure building access
- Utilities included, including cable TV and hig-speed internet access
- On-site laundry facilities
- Full kitchens
- Easy walk to classes
Some students opt to live in the apartment complex adjacent to our campus. This complex is also an easy walk to classes. To find out more about housing options, request information or schedule your visit today!
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018
Number of First-Time Test Takers
3 Year Average VTNE Pass Rate for First-Time Test Takers
The 3-year average VTNE pass rate for all schools’ first-time test takers was 69.8%.
Animal Care Duty
Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School maintains an on-site kennel housing dogs, cats, and rodents. An important part of the education provided by the Veteriinary 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 classes and on weekends. The number of assigned weeks depends on the number of students.
The school catalog contains specific information about school policies. You can find information on admissions policies and practices, contact information for accreditation and state licensing agencies, information on tuition and fees, refund policies and other consumer information.
Our Veterinary Technology Program is currently 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 are 1931 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, (847) 925-8070.
Vet Tech Institute is a part of Bradford School. Bradford School 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.