Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology


At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 2-year


15 Faculty Members | 24:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

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Mission Statement

MISSION “To instill in the students not only the marketable skills needed for initial employment but also the initiative self- confidence and resourcefulness necessary for advancement.” - Adopted by the Management Faculty Staff and Advisory Board April 18 1986 Bel-Rea strives to create valuable veterinary technician employees for the local national and global veterinary community by providing all students with a well-rounded education that will allow them the opportunity to successfully launch their career as a veterinary technician. The field of veterinary medicine is continually evolving and Bel-Rea utilizes institutional goal achievement student outcomes and input from veterinary professionals to study and consistently improve our efforts for our students faculty staff veterinary employers and the professional community. The program’s educational philosophy is that the student is considered our most valuable asset and it is the well- being and training of the student that is our most important consideration. Bel-Rea’s educational objectives actively support this mindset and are as follows: 1. To assist all students in achieving a superior level of basic skills for an entry-level veterinary technician. 2. To instill in each student the means of developing a professional appearance poise and a continuing pattern for self-improvement. 3. To impart a practical knowledge of appropriate procedures and techniques with emphasis on learning by doing. 4. To provide a background diverse enough to enable graduates to progress to management level. 5. To give the student the opportunity to exercise responsibility and to develop the self-confidence that goes with responsibility. 6. To provide general education courses that enrich the student’s personal life and result in better citizenship as well as employment competence.

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cost & financial aid

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Financial Aid: Undergraduates

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Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 72.0% $5,136
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 6.0% $689
Loans 87.0% $8,003

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Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
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Undergraduate Majors X

    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
      • A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of veterinarians, laboratory animal specialists, and zoological professionals, to provide patient management, care, and clinical procedures assistance as well as owner communication. Includes instruction in animal nursing care, animal health and nutrition, animal handling, clinical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, dental prophylaxis, surgical assisting, clinical laboratory procedures, office administration skills, patient and owner management, and applicable standards and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
  • Apply 347
  • Accepted 282
  • Attend 52

Application Fee

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Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

  • High school GPA

  • Recommendation letter

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  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

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    (international students)

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  • Completion of college
    prep program

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian59.45%
  2. Hispanic/Latino25.81%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities7.83%
  4. Black4.15%
  5. Asian0.92%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native0.92%
  7. Not Specified0.46%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.46%

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Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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