Vet Tech Schools In Indiana

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Indiana

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Indiana

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Harrison College-EvansvilleEvansville, IN Associate of Applied Science
Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN -
The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College at Fort WayneFort Wayne, IN Occupational Associate
The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College - IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN Occupational Associate

There are currently 4 accredited veterinary technician programs in Indiana.

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

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Indiana 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 Indiana.

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

Address: 402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:
Email: pla8@pla.IN.gov
Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/2651.htm

Vet Tech Salary Indiana

Average Vet Tech Salary$32,140
Hourly Wage$15.45
Top 10% of Earners$43,320
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,750
#'s Employed1,640

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Indiana is $32,140 – 7% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.45.

There are currently 1,640 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Indiana.

Indiana Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Indiana 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 Indiana.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Carbondale-Marion, IL$27,900$13.41$37,430$20,980-
Champaign-Urbana, IL$36,700$17.65$48,590$27,170240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL$36,940$17.76$52,400$26,6802,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL$35,960$17.29$50,660$26,2502,940
Elgin, IL$31,330$15.06$39,760$24,240190
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL$34,710$16.69$48,710$24,900430
Peoria, IL$31,070$14.94$43,900$20,430170
Rockford, IL$28,240$13.58$35,690$21,580-
Springfield, IL$28,810$13.85$32,800$24,250-

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$32,1401,640
Veterinarian$89,0701,370
Vet Assistant$28,4902,410

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$32,1401,640
Medical Assistants$31,41013,180
Nursing Assistants$26,07031,520
Dental Assistants$39,0706,150
X Ray Tech$64,1101,160
Ultrasound Tech$67,6601,140