Vet Tech Schools In Idaho

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Idaho

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Idaho

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
College of Southern IdahoTwin Falls, ID Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 1 accredited veterinary technician programs in Idaho.

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

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Idaho 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 Idaho.

The Idaho 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: PO Box 7249, Boise, ID 83707
Phone: 208-332-8588
Email: bovminfo@agri.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.bovm.idaho.gov/law/

Vet Tech Salary Idaho

Average Vet Tech Salary$28,980
Hourly Wage$13.93
Top 10% of Earners$37,350
Bottom 10% of Earners$21,440
#'s Employed600

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Idaho is $28,980 – 17% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $13.93.

There are currently 600 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Idaho.

Idaho Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Idaho 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 Idaho.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Urban Honolulu, HI$36,040$17.33$47,400$26,150280

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$28,980600
Veterinarian$87,900400
Vet Assistant$27,040430

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$28,980600
Medical Assistants$31,9503,320
Nursing Assistants$26,4507,470
Dental Assistants$34,6202,210
X Ray Tech$68,860170
Ultrasound Tech$77,260300