Vet Tech Schools In Georgia

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Georgia

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Georgia

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Athens Technical CollegeAthens, GA Associate of Applied Science
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA Associate of Applied Science
Gwinnett Technical CollegeLawrenceville, GA Associate of Applied Science
Ogeechee Technical CollegeStatesboro, GA Associate of Applied Science
Southern Regional Technical College (formerly Southwest Georgia Technical College)Thomasville, GA Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 5 accredited veterinary technician programs in Georgia.

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

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Georgia 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 Georgia.

The Georgia State 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: 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217
Phone: 478-207-2440
Email: PLB-Healthcare2@sos.ga.gov
Website: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/veterinary

Vet Tech Salary Georgia

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,340
Hourly Wage$15.07
Top 10% of Earners$45,580
Bottom 10% of Earners$20,200
#'s Employed2,940

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Georgia is $31,340 – 10% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.07.

There are currently 2,940 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Georgia.

Georgia Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Georgia 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 Georgia.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL$36,900$17.74$47,050$29,400270
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL$28,990$13.94$37,180$21,700120
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL$31,160$14.98$39,360$23,460290
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL$36,340$17.47$49,980$23,150490
Gainesville, FL$31,730$15.26$45,310$21,150340
Homosassa Springs, FL$27,590$13.26$36,270$21,10070
Jacksonville, FL$28,140$13.53$37,960$19,960880
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL$30,070$14.46$38,270$23,300280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL$35,450$17.04$49,290$24,3201,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL$33,420$16.07$46,490$24,410530
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL$43,520$20.93$52,480$29,500210
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL$34,550$16.61$46,190$26,150330
Ocala, FL$38,510$18.52$49,010$25,650-
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL$29,240$14.06$38,100$21,3001,070
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL$32,550$15.65$41,950$25,680230
Panama City, FL$29,490$14.18$37,150$23,19070
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL$30,330$14.58$38,090$25,010230
Port St. Lucie, FL$30,780$14.80$38,950$21,820180
Punta Gorda, FL$32,670$15.71$38,970$25,77070
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL$32,540$15.65$39,900$22,850-
Sebring, FL$23,820$11.45$30,320$18,52040
Tallahassee, FL$29,130$14.01$40,580$21,210-
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$30,220$14.53$38,360$22,0101,280
The Villages, FL$32,070$15.42$44,220$22,15060
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL$37,290$17.93$55,460$27,540340

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$31,3402,940
Veterinarian$88,0501,950
Vet Assistant$25,3601,620

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,3402,940
Medical Assistants$32,06021,320
Nursing Assistants$24,84036,270
Dental Assistants$36,9809,900
X Ray Tech$64,0601,040
Ultrasound Tech$63,1501,770