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 – Indianapolis 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), & a Leopard Gecko (Leo). In her free time, she enjoys singing in the praise band at her church.
Jennifer Gillis, AAS, BS, RVT has been an instructor at International Business College Indianapolis since 2008 and taught students in the very first graduating class of the Vet Tech Institute. She graduated from Purdue University and worked in a surgical/emergency referral practice as well as general practice for over 8 years before coming to IBC. Her special interests are in critical care and radiology, and she has pretty much taught every class in the Vet Tech program at some point or other. She and her husband have one son as well as a Golden Retriever puppy named Harry and a cat named Mia.
Eryn Gray, AAS, RVT has been an instructor with the Vet Tech Institute Indianapolis since March 2009 and heads up the majority of our laboratory classes. She received her Veterinary Technology Associates degree from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO and worked in private practice for 7 years before coming to VTI Indy. Her favorite breed of dog is the Boxer, of which she has owned several, and her current canine companion was adopted from Indy Humane in 2016. Other than her love for animals, she also has a passion for music (especially the band KISS).
Christine Landeros, AAS, RVT received her Vet Tech degree from Purdue University in 1993 and worked in the Small Animal Surgery/Anesthesia department as well as Distance Learning at Purdue for 7 years. She has also worked in general practice as well as a specialty referral practice, most recently in radiation oncology. Ms. Landeros is currently our Anatomy & Physiology instructor and also has special interests in Anesthesia & Surgery. At home, she & her husband have 2 children as well as a Boxer puppy named Bo and 2 cats – Claire and Tiger. She has even owned a tarantula named Sally!
Andrea McClure, AAS, RVT graduated from the Vet Tech Institute Indianapolis in 2012 and began working in general practice before coming back to VTI/IBC as Kennel Manager in 2014. She continues to work part-time in the clinic while being the current Kennel Manager at IBC. Her special interest areas are animal nutrition, behavior, and shelter medicine. She also enjoys helping with the large animal classes, since she grew up in 4-H. At home, she and her husband have 3 children, 2 dogs Jasper and Gus (who was adopted through the program), and 3 cats: Fluffy, Asher, and Flame, as well as a miniature donkey and several goats.
Caitlyn Nemer, AAS, BS, RVT graduated from International Business College / Vet Tech Institute Indianapolis 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 IBC 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)!
Krystal Sipes, AAS, RVT was a member of the very first graduating class at the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College Indianapolis. She worked in mixed practice for over 5 years before returning to IBC as an instructor. Ms. Sipes teaches our Large Animal classes as well as some Clinical Medicine classes, and she has a special interests in Parasitology, Nutrition, & Behavior. She and her husband have 2 sons and a daughter as well as a Bassett Hound named Fred, a Quarterhorse named Arrow, and 2 chickens: Peck-Peck & Myrtle.
Alesha Zuber, AAS, RVT graduated from the Vet Tech Institute Indianapolis in 2011, and worked in private practice until returning as an instructor with VTI Indy in 2017. She especially enjoys teaching our radiology classes and also typically leads our Veterinary Office Procedures and Terminology classes. At home, she has a husband and 2 children as well as 2 Chihuahuas Tinkerbell & Caspian and a Labrador Retriever named Kai who was adopted through the program.
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 International Business College Indianapolis. 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!)
Jori Wood, AAS, BS, RVT received her Vet Tech degree from International Business College Indianapolis in 2014 and worked 3 years in a specialty referral practice before returning to the Vet Tech Institute as an instructor. Her special interest area is Internal Medicine, especially immune-mediated diseases. At home, she & her husband have a new baby girl as well as 2 dogs – Butch & Brownie and 2 cats – Kitty & Gypsy (adopted through the program).
Many students live on-campus 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, 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 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).