Vet Tech Schools In Maryland

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Maryland

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Maryland

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Essex Campus of the Community CollegeBaltimore, MD Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 1 accredited veterinary technician programs in Maryland.

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

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Maryland 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 Maryland.

The Maryland State 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: 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Rm 102, Annapolis, MD 21401-8960
Phone: 410-841-5862
Email: karen.kirksey1@maryland.gov
Website: http://mda.maryland.gov/vetboard/Pages/regulations.aspx

Vet Tech Salary Maryland

Average Vet Tech Salary$35,200
Hourly Wage$16.92
Top 10% of Earners$49,080
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,410
#'s Employed2,670

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Maryland is $35,200 – 1% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.92.

There are currently 2,670 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Maryland.

Maryland Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Maryland 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 Maryland.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Bangor, ME$32,340$15.55$40,080$25,89090
Portland-South Portland, ME$38,300$18.41$49,690$28,910210

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$35,2002,670
Veterinarian$106,5001,740
Vet Assistant$28,3701,920

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$35,2002,670
Medical Assistants$36,08011,800
Nursing Assistants$30,47028,250
Dental Assistants$41,8205,870
X Ray Tech$72,640780
Ultrasound Tech$73,6601,510