Vet Tech Schools In Oregon

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Oregon

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Oregon

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Portland Community CollegePortland, OR Associate of Applied Science
Central Oregon Community CollegeBend, OR Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 2 accredited veterinary technician programs in Oregon.

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

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Oregon 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 Oregon.

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining 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: Suite 407, 800 N.E. Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-673-0224
Email: Lori.Makinen@state.or.us
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/OVMEB/Pages/practice_act.aspx

Vet Tech Salary Oregon

Average Vet Tech Salary$35,310
Hourly Wage$16.98
Top 10% of Earners$48,090
Bottom 10% of Earners$24,800
#'s Employed1,810

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Oregon is $35,310 – 2% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $16.98.

There are currently 1,810 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Oregon.

Oregon Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Oregon 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 Oregon.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Lawton, OK$24,120$11.60$30,190$17,11040
Oklahoma City, OK$29,420$14.14$41,520$20,110460
Tulsa, OK$22,470$10.80$30,690$16,070170

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$35,3101,810
Veterinarian$90,4701,410
Vet Assistant$29,9001,570

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$35,3101,810
Medical Assistants$36,99011,430
Nursing Assistants$32,19012,800
Dental Assistants$42,4705,480
X Ray Tech$85,010320
Ultrasound Tech$86,140890