Vet Tech Schools In North Carolina

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in North Carolina

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in North Carolina

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Central Carolina Community CollegeSanford, NC Associate of Applied Science
Gaston CollegeDallas, NC Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in North Carolina.

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

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North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

The North Carolina 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: 1611 Jones Franklin Rd., Ste. 106, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-854-5601

Vet Tech Salary North Carolina

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,350
Hourly Wage$15.07
Top 10% of Earners$39,880
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,210
#'s Employed3,340

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in North Carolina is $31,350 – 10% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.07.

There are currently 3,340 persons employed as veterinary technicians in North Carolina.

North Carolina Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY$39,500$18.99$50,720$31,480330
Binghamton, NY$36,810$17.70$48,840$27,83060
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY$35,410$17.02$47,860$25,050420
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY$41,920$20.15$57,260$32,770100
Ithaca, NY$44,160$21.23$57,090$31,150180
Kingston, NY$44,290$21.29$60,920$27,430110
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY$47,130$22.66$60,820$35,140880
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ$40,790$19.61$61,500$21,7202,670
Rochester, NY$43,430$20.88$68,710$32,280300
Syracuse, NY$38,600$18.56$49,210$29,890230
Utica-Rome, NY$32,650$15.70$40,620$24,26060
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY$34,830$16.75$40,020$28,77040

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$31,3503,340
Vet Assistant$27,9103,270

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,3503,340
Medical Assistants$32,11017,190
Nursing Assistants$24,68062,820
Dental Assistants$41,1308,960
X Ray Tech$65,690870
Ultrasound Tech$65,7701,940