Vet Tech Schools In Arizona

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Arizona

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

If you wish to become a vet tech in Arizona 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 Arizona. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Arizona

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Mesa Community CollegeMesa, AZAssociate of Applied Science
Penn Foster CollegeScottsdale, AZAssociate in Science
Pima Medical Institute-East ValleyMesa, AZAssociate of Applied Science
Pima Medical Institute-PhoenixPhoenix, AZAssociate of Applied Science
Pima Medical Institute -TucsonTucson, AZAssociate of Applied Science

There are currently 5 accredited veterinary technician programs in Arizona.

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

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Arizona 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 Arizona.

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

Address: 9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 602-364-1738
Email: Victoria.whitmore@vetboard.az.gov
Website: https://vetboard.az.gov/statutes-and-rules

Vet Tech Salary Arizona

Average Vet Tech Salary$33,600
Hourly Wage$16.16
Top 10% of Earners$47,600
Bottom 10% of Earners$23,150
#'s Employed1,580

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Arizona is $33,600 – 3% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.16.

There are currently 1,580 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Arizona.

Arizona Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Arizona 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 Arizona.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ$34,420$16.55$48,960$21,970-
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ$36,180$17.39$49,530$26,930960
Prescott, AZ$32,400$15.58$46,930$22,510130
Tucson, AZ$28,560$13.73$39,480$21,320-

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$33,6001,580
Veterinarian$101,8701,360
Vet Assistant$27,6102,430

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$33,6001,580
Medical Assistants$32,84017,510
Nursing Assistants$30,47014,300
Dental Assistants$39,5807,030
X Ray Tech$74,380930
Ultrasound Tech$80,7101,850