Vet Tech Schools In New Mexico

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in New Mexico

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in New Mexico

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerque, NM Associate of Applied Science
Navajo Technical UniversityCrownpoint, NM Associate of Applied Science
San Juan CollegeFarmington, NM Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 3 accredited veterinary technician programs in New Mexico.

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

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New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

The New Mexico 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: 7301 Jefferson Street NE, Ste. H, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-553-7021

Vet Tech Salary New Mexico

Average Vet Tech Salary$32,370
Hourly Wage$15.56
Top 10% of Earners$47,070
Bottom 10% of Earners$18,990
#'s Employed670

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in New Mexico is $32,370 – 7% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.56.

There are currently 670 persons employed as veterinary technicians in New Mexico.

New Mexico Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ$33,110$15.92$49,540$21,24070
Camden, NJ$33,770$16.24$45,190$25,380540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ$42,440$20.41$60,740$25,7704,510
Newark, NJ$42,820$20.59$59,060$32,290870
Trenton, NJ$41,950$20.17$49,840$32,540150

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$32,370670
Vet Assistant$24,910660

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$32,370670
Medical Assistants$30,0005,880
Nursing Assistants$27,0506,190
Dental Assistants$34,8802,740
X Ray Tech$70,460180
Ultrasound Tech$62,970560