Kristen Cline, LVT

A photo of Kristen Cline - a vet tech at Farrell Animal Hospital in Arlington, TX. 
Kristen has been with Farrell Animal Hospital since August 1998. She grew up in Wichita Falls. In 1994, She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Midwestern State University and moved to the metroplex to teach seventh grade math in Duncanville. She began working as a veterinary assistant part-time while still teaching, and eventually quit teaching to work in the veterinary field full-time. In August 1998, Kristen began working at Farrell Animal Hospital and went back to school at Cedar Valley College. She received an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in August 2000. Kristen lives in Arlington with her dogs, Teddy and Zero; and her cat, Captain. In her spare time she trains and competes with her horses, Honey (her very beautiful rescue) and Reese (her ex-race horse) in dressage competitions.


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.