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How Much Does Veterinary-Technician Training Cost?

 
average costAssociate's Degree: $1,300-$30,000high costBachelor's Degree: $67,000-$86,000
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Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in caring for animals, and may perform job responsibilities such as processing of lab samples, giving anesthesia or helping to manage the office and educate clients. Also called vet techs, they may work at small or large animal hospitals, zoos or research facilities. A veterinary technician program is often a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Typical costs:

  • The price for veterinary-technician training varies based on program length (two or four years) and residence rates for in-state and out-of-state students at public schools. Programs offered at private universities can have higher costs for out-of-state applicants.
  • A veterinary technology associate's degree typically costs $1,300-$12,000 for in-state tuition and fees (resident rate) or $8,000-$30,000 for out-of-state tuition and fees. In general, community colleges offer lower tuition rates than state and private schools. Tuition for the two-year veterinary technology degree at Cedar Valley College[1] in Dallas costs $2,400 for residents or $8,280 for non-residents taking 6 semesters of 12 credits each. The two-year program at Yuba College in Marysville, CA, costs $1,240 for California residents or $11,036 for non-residents. An online veterinary technology degree from Penn Foster College[2] costs $5,780 and can be completed in four semesters.
  • A veterinary technology bachelor's or four-year degree typically costs $67,000-$86,000. For example, a bachelor of science in veterinary technology from Mercy College[3] in Dobbs Ferry, NY, costs $68,360 for tuition and fees (eight semesters).
What should be included:
  • Colleges with veterinary technology degrees should be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association[4] .
  • A veterinary technician program can typically be completed in 2 to 4 years, requiring coursework in anatomy and physiology, biology and chemistry as well as courses specific to veterinary care like animal medical techniques and surgical principles. An associate's degree may take longer than two years to finish; for example, the veterinary technology program at Foothill Community College[5] in Los Altos Hills, CA, takes an average of three years to complete.
Additional costs:
  • To become a registered veterinary technician, a graduate must pass a state board test for licensure. Most states require candidates to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam[6] , which costs $300. Testing fees are typically $100-$300. The American Association of Veterinary State Boards lists veterinary technician requirements[7] by state.
  • Licensure for veterinary technicians can range from $177 to $250. For example, New York[8] requires vet techs to pay a $177 licensure fee.
  • Books and supplies for veterinary school typically cost $1,500-$3,600 per year. Books, supplies and materials for the two-year vet tech program at Stautzenberger College in Brecksville, OH, are estimated at $3,556.
Discounts:
  • Scholarships may be available to students who meet program qualifications such as a high GPA or a proven financial need. For example, Oxbow Animal Health[9] , which produces various animal care products, offers two $500 scholarships to veterinary technology students with an interest in exotic animals.
Shopping for veterinary-technician training:
  • Accredited vet tech programs are listed at the American Veterinary Medical Association directory[10] .
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External Resources:
  1.  ollie.dcccd.edu/vettech/onsight_program/costs.shtml
  2.  www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/veterinary-studies/veterinary-technician-associ...
  3.  /www.mercy.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/costs-aid-scholarships/tuition-fees/
  4.  www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/vettech-pro...
  5.  www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/vettech/faq.php#20
  6.  www.aavsb.org/vtne
  7.  www.aavsb.org/DLR
  8.  www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vtlic.htm
  9.  www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/oxbow_cares/scholarships/vet_tech
  10.  www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/vettech-pro...
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