Vet Tech Schools In Florida

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Florida

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Florida

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
City CollegeGainesville, FLAssociate of Science
City CollegeHollywood, FLAssociate of Science
Eastern Florida State CollegeCocoa, FLAssociate of Science
Florida A&M UniversityQuincy, FLBachelor of Science
Hillsborough Community CollegePlant City, FLAssociate in Science
Miami-Dade CollegeMiami, FLAssociate in Science
Pensacola State CollegePensacola, FLAssociate of Science
St. Petersburg CollegeLargo, FLAssociate in Science

There are currently 8 accredited veterinary technician programs in Florida.

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

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Florida 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 Florida.

The Florida Veterinary Technician Association 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 924082, Princeton, FL 33092
Phone: (727) 341-3653
Email: certification@thefvta.net
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Vet Tech Salary Florida

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,930
Hourly Wage$15.35
Top 10% of Earners$42,550
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,920
#'s Employed8,070

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Florida is $31,930 – 8% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.35.

There are currently 8,070 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Florida.

Florida Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Florida 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 Florida.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Dover, DE$33,200$15.96$45,400$25,56060
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ$34,860$16.76$47,470$25,680310

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$31,9308,070
Veterinarian$100,1404,310
Vet Assistant$26,2604,960

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,9308,070
Medical Assistants$31,98054,220
Nursing Assistants$25,93092,190
Dental Assistants$37,92019,040
X Ray Tech$63,0203,490
Ultrasound Tech$64,7305,130