Vet Tech Schools In Kansas

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Kansas

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Kansas

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Colby Community CollegeColby, KS Associate of Applied Science
Colby Community CollegeColby, KS Associate of Applied Science
Independence Community CollegeIndependence, KS Associate of Applied Science
Wichita Area Technical CollegeWichita, KS Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 4 accredited veterinary technician programs in Kansas.

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

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Kansas 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 Kansas.

The Kansas Board of Veterinary 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: 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-564-6610
Email: vetboard@kda.ks.gov
Website: http://agriculture.ks.gov/divisions-programs/division-of-animal-health/kansas-board-of-veterinary-examiners/policies-and-legislature

Vet Tech Salary Kansas

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,580
Hourly Wage$15.18
Top 10% of Earners$39,590
Bottom 10% of Earners$23,290
#'s Employed740

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Kansas is $31,580 – 9% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.18.

There are currently 740 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Kansas.

Kansas Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Kansas 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 Kansas.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Ames, IA$44,590$21.44$61,480$28,63070
Cedar Rapids, IA$34,890$16.78$52,860$26,79090
Davenport, IA$31,980$15.37$39,190$25,750110
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA$31,360$15.08$39,210$24,600200
Dubuque, IA$30,450$14.64$39,170$25,21040
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA$34,230$16.46$39,840$27,450-
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA$30,000$14.42$39,060$22,03080

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# EmployedSchool Website
Vet Tech$31,580740www.google.com
Veterinarian$84,560780
Vet Assistant$26,830910

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,580740
Medical Assistants$31,1604,740
Nursing Assistants$25,29022,590
Dental Assistants$35,6102,860
X Ray Tech$62,760270
Ultrasound Tech$69,530620