Vet Tech Schools In Massachusetts

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Massachusetts

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Massachusetts

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Becker CollegeLeicester, MA Associate in Science
Holyoke Community CollegeHolyoke, MA -Associate in Science
Massasoit Community CollegeCanton, MA Associate of Applied Science
University of Massachusetts-Amherst at Mount Ida campusNewton, MA Associate in Arts
North Shore Community CollegeDanvers, MA Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 5 accredited veterinary technician programs in Massachusetts.

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

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Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: 163 Lakeside Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752-4554
Phone: 508-281-6297
Email: mvtajcvtc@yahoo.com
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Vet Tech Salary Massachusetts

Average Vet Tech Salary$40,950
Hourly Wage$19.69
Top 10% of Earners$55,770
Bottom 10% of Earners$29,560
#'s Employed3,170

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Massachusetts is $40,950 – 18% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $19.69.

There are currently 3,170 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD$33,240$15.98$48,200$20,9901,190
Cumberland, MD$26,580$12.78$37,120$19,57040
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD$30,870$14.84$41,220$21,34030
Salisbury, MD$32,860$15.80$43,650$26,340130
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD$38,410$18.47$51,730$25,130850
California-Lexington Park, MD$35,800$17.21$49,820$21,23060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$40,9503,170
Veterinarian$108,3001,450
Vet Assistant$36,2001,660

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$40,9503,170
Medical Assistants$39,31013,030
Nursing Assistants$32,34038,370
Dental Assistants$44,7708,380
X Ray Tech$83,5501,100
Ultrasound Tech$82,4501,990