Vet Tech Schools In Arkansas

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Arkansas

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Arkansas

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Arkansas State UniversityBeebe, ARAssociate of Applied Science

There are currently 1 accredited veterinary technician programs in Arkansas.

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

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Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

The Arkansas 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: PO Box 8505, Little Rock, AR 72215
Phone: 501-224-2836
Email: Cara.Tharp@aspb.ar.gov
Website: http://www.arvetboard.com/sgvetboard/home.asp

Vet Tech Salary Arkansas

Average Vet Tech Salary$26,410
Hourly Wage$12.70
Top 10% of Earners$31,530
Bottom 10% of Earners$19,650
#'s Employed400

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Arkansas is $26,410 – 24% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $12.70.

There are currently 400 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Arkansas.

Arkansas Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR$23,420$11.26$29,320$18,880100
Fort Smith, AR$27,240$13.10$43,280$17,51040
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR$27,530$13.24$30,830$23,030100

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$26,410400
Veterinarian$69,130580
Vet Assistant$23,400880

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$26,410400
Medical Assistants$30,0103,290
Nursing Assistants$23,97018,040
Dental Assistants$33,8602,750
X Ray Tech$55,890360
Ultrasound Tech$62,840550