Samantha Abeln, LVT

Samantha, Veterinary Technician

Samantha has been with Farrell since August 2012. She grew up in Richardson, TX and attended Berkner High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin. She was a high school math teacher for four years before deciding to go back to school to pursue a career as a vet tech. While attending Cedar Valley College, she began working at Farrell as an assistant and became an LVT a year later. She resides in Arlington with her dog, Sadie, and cats, Gus and Catherine.

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.