Vet Tech Schools In Alabama

Browse below to learn how to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Alabama including advice on top schools, certification and licensing requirements, salaries and employment data.

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Alabama

Licensing, certification and registration requirements for veterinary technicians varies by state.

If you wish to become a vet tech in Alabama it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited veterinary technician/technology program.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you will need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) exams – which are administered by the American Association of Veterinary – if you wish to work as a vet tech in Alabama. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Alabama

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Coastal Alabama Community CollegeBay MinetteAssociate of Applied Science
Jefferson State Community CollegeBirminghamAssociate of Applied Science

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in Alabama – one in Birmingham and one in Bay Minette.

Programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

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Alabama Vet Tech Licensing Requirements

Once you have successfully graduated from an accredited program and passed all necessary certification examinations you will need to apply for your veterinary technician license in Alabama.

The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: 8 Commerce St, Suite 910, Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: 334-262-8068
Email: Tammy.Cargile@asbvme.alabama.gov
Website: http://www.asbvme.alabama.gov

Vet Tech Salary Alabama

Average Vet Tech Salary$30,940
Hourly Wage$14.88
Top 10% of Earners$43,980
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,850
#'s Employed1,000

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Alabama is $30,940 – 11% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $14.88.

There are currently 1,000 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Alabama.

Alabama Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Alabama strongly appeals to you then it is a great time to pursue your dreams. The demand for vet techs has been steadily on the increase over the last ten years and is projected to grow by 14.7% over the coming years with an additional 14,330 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.

The table below details salary and employment levels of veterinary technicians in the main towns and cities in Alabama.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Auburn-Opelika, AL$32,800$15.77$44,030$23,550100
Birmingham-Hoover, AL$32,050$15.41$46,990$22,170270
Columbus, GA-AL$27,840$13.38$37,070$20,44050
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL$25,250$12.14$30,250$21,040-
Decatur, AL$32,550$15.65$45,960$24,92040
Dothan, AL$35,080$16.87$47,670$26,860-
Huntsville, AL$35,100$16.87$47,160$25,020-
Mobile, AL$26,560$12.77$34,050$17,710160
Montgomery, AL$35,990$17.30$47,240$27,720-

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

The first table compares salary and employment data between veterinary technicians and veterinarians and veterinary assistants in Alabama.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$30,9401,000
Veterinarian$87,740980
Vet Assistant$23,2701,040

The table below compares average veterinary technician salary and employment in Alabama with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$30,9401,000
Medical Assistant$27,7308,570
Nursing Assistant$23,05023,280
Dental Assistant$33,4903,270
X Ray Tech$59,150510
Ultrasound Tech$55,7501,130