Get to Know the Vet Tech Institute
At the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College, we are devoted to helping our vet tech students achieve their certified veterinary technician goals. Students can graduate from our veterinary technology program in as little as 18 months!
The first location of the Vet Tech Institute was part of the Median School of Allied Health Careers, founded in Pittsburgh in 1958. Since then, the Vet Tech Institute has grown to include seven locations across the United States.
At the Vet Tech Institute, faculty from the seven VTI locations share teaching methods, curriculum ideas and resources. As a result, students at the Vet Tech Institute gain from being part of a well-respected and larger institution, with the benefits of a smaller school.
VTI Fast Facts
- The veterinary technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
- In 18 months, students can earn their associate of applied science degree in veterinary technology.
- Students have access to on-site kennels, surgical suites and clinical labs.
- Graduates are invited to use our career placement services throughout their careers.
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:
Jordan Siegel, DVM, graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors. Dr. Siegel has worked as a staff veterinarian for the Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), as the Chief of Staff for Naper-Ridge Animal Clinic and in a professional sales support role for Vet’s Choice Pet Food. Dr. Siegel works to ensure that the Vet Tech Institute veterinary technician program offers a variety of opportunities for exposure to animals of all sizes.
Stephanie Hagler, CVT, is the Veterinary Technician Lead Instructor at the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College. She has worked as a kennel assistant for the Veterinary Centers of America (VCA) and as a certified veterinary technician/kennel supervisor at Beecher Veterinary Clinic. Ms. Hagler teaches courses in animal technology, clinical laboratory, anesthesia, surgical nursing and veterinary office procedures. Her hands-on experience helps her teach students what life as a veterinary technician is all about.
Going to School in Chicago, IL
Vet Tech Institute at Fox College is located in the Tinley Park area of Chicago and has convenient access to public transportation, parking, and recreation. The Chicago, IL location of the Vet Tech Institute has a reputation that has attracted students from around the state. Students benefit from this diversity and also are among peers who share their love for animals.