Vet Tech Schools In Minnesota

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Minnesota

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Minnesota

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Argosy UniversityEagan, MN Associate of Applied Science
Ridgewater CollegeWillmar, MN Associate of Applied Science
Rochester Community and Technical CollegeRochester, MN Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 3 accredited veterinary technician programs in Minnesota.

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

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Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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

Address: 101 Bridgepoint Way, South St Paul, MN 55075
Phone: 651-645-7533
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Vet Tech Salary Minnesota

Average Vet Tech Salary$37,450
Hourly Wage$18.00
Top 10% of Earners$51,510
Bottom 10% of Earners$27,440
#'s Employed2,380

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Minnesota is $37,450 – 8% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $18.00.

There are currently 2,380 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Minnesota.

Minnesota Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Ann Arbor, MI$36,960$17.77$48,340$28,040150
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI$34,960$16.81$45,110$23,300240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI$32,680$15.71$42,640$19,3101,250
Flint, MI$35,510$17.07$44,480$28,63040
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI$33,690$16.20$42,180$26,410310
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI$28,570$13.73$38,310$20,430-
Lansing-East Lansing, MI$42,620$20.49$58,570$29,850170
Monroe, MI$31,430$15.11$38,290$25,77030
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI$41,430$19.92$61,910$21,28060
Saginaw, MI$33,790$16.25$44,940$24,96060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI$32,150$15.46$41,000$19,2201,010

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$37,4502,380
Vet Assistant$29,4101,520

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$37,4502,380
Medical Assistants$39,05010,730
Nursing Assistants$32,56031,580
Dental Assistants$48,7705,630
X Ray Tech$76,530600
Ultrasound Tech$78,5601,590