Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Veterinary Technician field is not for those people who wish to make lots of money in their lifetime. The career is for those with a censer passion for animals.

Average pay: $29,000 per year (2003)
Average hourly pay: $13.90

Government and Laboratory positions: $42,000 per year (upper salary range)
These are the colleges and programs that have been accredited by the AVMA:


Total Number of Programs: 160
Number of 4 yr Degree Program: 21
Number offering distance learning: 9

Quick Links

These are some quick links about veterinary technicians and veterinary technician specialist:




Monday, June 21, 2010


So if there is 2 years of college difference between a veterinary technician and veterinary technologist then why is there no real world distinction between the two positions?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Background Information:

Veterinary Technician
- According to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) a Veterinary Technician is an individual with at least a 2 year associate degree.

Veterinary Technologist
- A Veterinary Technologist is an individual that possesses a Bachelors of Science degree from a 4 year AVMA accredited program.