Heather Barton, LVT


A photo of Heather Barton, LVT - a vet tech at Farrell Animal Hospital in Arlington, TX.Heather has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since February, 1994.

Heather was born in Ft. Worth, Texas.
She graduated from Lamar High School in Arlington, and attended Texas Tech University where she received her Bachelors degree in Zoology in 1988. She worked in the veterinary field for several years before beginning work at Farrell Animal Hospital in February 1994. Heather became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in June 1995. She lives in Arlington with her two dogs Ulysses and Dobbs, and her cat Kaleb. In her spare time Heather plays competitive soccer on numerous teams throughout the metroplex. (She's really good!)


What is a Licensed Veterinary Technician? (LVT)

An LVT is someone who has attended and completed a formal veterinary technology program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  These programs are highly intensive college-level programs taught by educators who hold licensure as veterinarians or LVT's.  Students attend classes for two years before graduating with an Associate of Science degree.  Upon completion of the program, the applicant must then take and pass the State Regulatory Exam and Veterinary Technician National Exam.

LVT's who received their registration before 1996 may not have attended a formal veterinary technology program, but already held a degree in a related field.  These LVT's were also required to take and pass the State and National Exams.

All LVT's in the state of Texas are registered with
and overseen by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.