Vet Tech Schools In Michigan

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Michigan

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Michigan

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Baker College of CadillacCadillac, MI Associate of Applied Science
Baker College of Clinton TownshipClinton Township, MI Associate of Applied Science
Baker College of FlintFlint, MI Associate of Applied Science
Baker College of JacksonJackson, MI Associate of Applied Science
Baker College of MuskegonMuskegon, MI Associate of Applied Science
Macomb Community CollegeClinton Township, MI Associate of Applied Science
Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI Bachelor of Science

There are currently 7 accredited veterinary technician programs in Michigan.

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

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Michigan 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 Michigan.

The Michigan 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: Bureau of Professional Licensing, PO Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: 517-373-8068
Email: bpldata@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27555—,00.html

Vet Tech Salary Michigan

Average Vet Tech Salary$34,620
Hourly Wage$16.64
Top 10% of Earners$47,760
Bottom 10% of Earners$20,040
#'s Employed2,520

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Michigan is $34,620 – just below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.64.

There are currently 2,520 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Michigan.

Michigan Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Michigan 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 Michigan.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Barnstable Town, MA$33,150$15.94$44,270$25,410160
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA $43,820$21.07$59,110$33,3501,160
Framingham, MA$47,370$22.78$60,320$36,060220
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA$38,110$18.32$49,170$27,24070
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA$37,630$18.09$49,540$26,96090
Leominster-Gardner, MA$37,180$17.88$51,190$26,31060
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA$38,370$18.45$53,950$27,500120
New Bedford, MA$36,570$17.58$54,110$26,26060
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA$36,080$17.34$47,860$26,96080
Springfield, MA$37,600$18.08$48,790$27,750300
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA$34,670$16.67$44,320$25,93040
Worcester, MA$41,450$19.93$53,340$31,900560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA$42,190$20.28$57,540$31,0101,990

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$34,6202,520
Veterinarian$90,2702,050
Vet Assistant$25,1603,310

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$34,6202,520
Medical Assistants$31,27022,790
Nursing Assistants$29,20050,070
Dental Assistants$36,4809,550
X Ray Tech$61,5001,640
Ultrasound Tech$60,4102,510