Vet Tech Schools In Missouri

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Missouri

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Missouri

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Crowder CollegeNeosho, MO Associate of Applied Science
Jefferson CollegeHillsboro, MO Associate of Applied Science
Maple Woods Community CollegeKansas City, MO Associate of Applied Science
Midwest InstituteFenton, MO Associate of Occupational Science
The Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College PROGRAM NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTSSt. Louis, MO Specialized Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology

There are currently 5 accredited veterinary technician programs in Missouri.

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

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Missouri 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 Missouri.

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

Address: 3605 Missouri Blvd, PO Box 633, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone:
Email: vets@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/veterinarian-rules-statutes.asp

Vet Tech Salary Missouri

Average Vet Tech Salary$34,840
Hourly Wage$16.75
Top 10% of Earners$49,610
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,570
#'s Employed1,700

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Missouri is $34,840 – just above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.75.

There are currently 1,700 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Missouri.

Missouri Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Missouri 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 Missouri.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS$25,520$12.27$33,000$18,30050
Hattiesburg, MS$32,500$15.62$57,630$21,13070
Jackson, MS$31,100$14.95$39,600$21,420-

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$34,8401,700
Veterinarian$96,2501,560
Vet Assistant$24,6802,070

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$34,8401,700
Medical Assistants$31,3709,780
Nursing Assistants$25,36040,190
Dental Assistants$36,9005,530
X Ray Tech$62,300590
Ultrasound Tech$71,7301,330