Vet Tech Schools In Connecticut

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Connecticut

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Connecticut

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Middlesex Community CollegeMiddletown, CTAssociate of Science
Northwestern Connecticut Community CollegeWinsted, COAssociate in Science
Norwalk Community CollegeNorwalk, CTAssociate in Science

There are currently 3 accredited veterinary technician programs in Connecticut.

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

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Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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Vet Tech Salary Connecticut

Average Vet Tech Salary$43,360
Hourly Wage$20.85
Top 10% of Earners$61,100
Bottom 10% of Earners$26,100
#'s Employed1,660

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Connecticut is $43,360 – 25% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $20.85.

There are currently 1,660 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Connecticut.

Connecticut Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT$41,110$19.76$57,990$28,360390
Danbury, CT$40,950$19.69$51,690$27,770110
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT$49,340$23.72$85,370$23,970620
New Haven, CT$38,790$18.65$55,390$27,990270
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT$39,040$18.77$57,950$27,450110
Waterbury, CT$44,160$21.23$59,330$32,24060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$43,3601,660
Veterinarian$114,110700
Vet Assistant$35,720660

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$43,3601,660
Medical Assistants$36,5107,520
Nursing Assistants$32,97021,710
Dental Assistants$43,8004,030
X Ray Tech$77,460370
Ultrasound Tech$80,550920