Vet Tech Schools In Delaware

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Delaware

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Delaware

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Delaware Technical and Community CollegeGeorgetown, DEAssociate of Applied Science

There are currently 1 accredited veterinary technician programs in Delaware.

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

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Delaware 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 Delaware.

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

Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-744-4500
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Website: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/3300.shtml

Vet Tech Salary Delaware

Average Vet Tech Salary$33,290
Hourly Wage$16.00
Top 10% of Earners$44,890
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,830
#'s Employed410

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Delaware is $33,290 – 4% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.00.

There are currently 410 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Delaware.

Delaware Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Delaware 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 Delaware.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC$38,870$18.69$52,190$26,0401,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC$39,240$18.86$53,440$26,3601,040

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$33,290410
Veterinarian$106,810220
Vet Assistant$26,760210

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$33,290410
Medical Assistants$32,8302,470
Nursing Assistants$29,7404,830
Dental Assistants$41,090810
X Ray Tech$74,410140
Ultrasound Tech$71,150180