Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > Veterinary-Technician Training

Veterinary-Technician Training Cost


How Much Does Veterinary-Technician Training Cost?

 
average costAssociate's Degree: $1,300-$30,000high costBachelor's Degree: $67,000-$86,000

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] .
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Veterinary-Technician Training
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Training: Program: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  ollie.dcccd.edu/vettech/onsight_program/costs.shtml
  2.  www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/veterinary-studies/veterinary-technician-a...
  3.  /www.mercy.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/costs-aid-scholarships/tuition-...
  4.  www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/vettec...
  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/vettec...
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does Auto Mechanic Training Cost? How Much Does High School Cost? How Much Does Welding Training Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Didn't hurt the pocketbook
Paid: 43.00
I called my dentist because my tooth had been hurting for a week and a half. I couldn't eat or sleep. It was horrible. They got me in the next day. The dental surgeon and staff took x-rays, verified that it indeed needed to come out... [more]
-Anxious in Augusta
Tooth Extraction Cost
Current cost of skirting job 2022
Paid: 2356.00
Purchased material @ mobile home supply store Front/back top trim & ground track 17 each [email protected]$9= $459. 48 [email protected]$17= $816. [email protected]$40 [email protected] $20 tax $121. Total material $1456. 3 guys total $75 hour labor at 12 hours $900 labor... [more]
-Fayard siding
Mobile Home Skirting Cost
Alatel joy tab2
Paid: 108.00
Cracked screen... [more]
-Shawn P Speers
Tablet Repair Cost
Replace 2baths, laundry, and kitchen to the street
Paid: 20000.00
Numerous breaks in 90 year old cast iron and also in the clay pipe. replaced with 4" schedule 40 ABS to the curb and then liner in the clay pipe to the city sewer... [more]
-Steve in 2022
Sewer Line Replacement Cost
Full mouth -Is this estimate too much?
Paid: 16945.00
Extract buttom front teeth, replace with single implant for both teeth. Root canals and crowns needed for 3 molars, fillings needed on 11 teeth. Deep cleaning with 4 spots of Arestin and fluoride treatment. All under IV sedation... [more]
-Shanmarspag
Dental Work Cost
Lockout at front door
Paid: 175.00
I was quoted $29 for a service call. The techniciandidn't give me a price but went ahead with the repair. It took about 10 minutes. Then he told me the charge was because the owner of the business gets most of the money I paid... [more]
-Carla Axelrod
Locksmith Cost