Vet Tech Schools In Nebraska

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Nebraska

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Nebraska

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Nebraska College of Technical AgricultureCurtis, NE Associate of Applied Science
Northeast Community CollegeNorfolk, NE Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in Nebraska.

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

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Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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

Address: .O. Box 94986, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: 402-471-2118
Email: Kelli.Dalrymple@nebraska.gov
Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crl_medical_vet_vet_regs.aspx

Vet Tech Salary Nebraska

Average Vet Tech Salary$32,150
Hourly Wage$15.46
Top 10% of Earners$39,730
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,700
#'s Employed800

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Nebraska is $32,150 – 7% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.46.

There are currently 800 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Nebraska.

Nebraska Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Billings, MT$31,290$15.04$38,390$23,43060
Missoula, MT$27,220$13.09$35,430$20,42040

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$32,150800
Veterinarian$73,400690
Vet Assistant$28,610430

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$32,150800
Medical Assistants$33,2102,870
Nursing Assistants$27,65014,540
Dental Assistants$35,3102,130
X Ray Tech$66,400150
Ultrasound Tech$63,170530