Vet Tech Schools In Ohio

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Ohio

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Ohio

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Cuyahoga Community CollegeParma, OH Associate of Applied Science
Columbus State Community CollegeColumbus, OH Associate of Applied Science
Kent State University-TrumbullWarren, OH Associate in Applied Science
Kent State University-TuscarawasNew Philadelphia, OH Associate of Applied Science
Ross College-North CantonCanton, OH Associate of Applied Science
UC Blue Ash CollegeBlue Ash, OH Associate of Applied Science
Sinclair Community CollegeDayton, OH Associate of Applied Science
Stautzenberger College - BrecksvilleBrecksville, OH Associate of Applied Science
Stautzenberger College-MaumeeMaumee, OH Associate of Applied Science
Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School- ColumbusColumbus, OH -

There are currently 10 accredited veterinary technician programs in Ohio.

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

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Ohio 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 Ohio.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing 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: 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43266-0116
Phone: 614-644-5281
Email: info@ovmlb.ohio.gov
Website: http://www.ovmlb.ohio.gov/laws.stm

Vet Tech Salary Ohio

Average Vet Tech Salary$32,700
Hourly Wage$15.72
Top 10% of Earners$44,460
Bottom 10% of Earners$23,880
#'s Employed3,360

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Ohio is $32,700 – 6% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.72.

There are currently 3,360 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Ohio.

Ohio Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Ohio 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 Ohio.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Fargo, ND$35,920$17.27$58,040$25,860110
Grand Forks, ND$32,090$15.43$38,690$25,78030

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$32,7003,360
Veterinarian$98,9902,870
Vet Assistant$25,4802,870

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$32,7003,360
Medical Assistants$31,22023,240
Nursing Assistants$26,74066,160
Dental Assistants$38,36010,670
X Ray Tech$64,1701,430
Ultrasound Tech$64,1702,150