Vet Tech Schools In South Dakota

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in South Dakota

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in South Dakota

There are currently 0 accredited veterinary technician programs in South Dakota.

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

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South Dakota 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 South Dakota.

The South Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners can provide more specific information on all the necessary certification and licensing requirements. You can contact them directly using the contact details below:

Address: 411 South Fort Street, Pierre, SD 57501-4503
Phone: 605-773-3321
Email: aibmail@state.sd.us
Website: http://sdda.sd.gov/veterinary/rules.html

Vet Tech Salary South Dakota

Average Vet Tech Salary$31,630
Hourly Wage$15.21
Top 10% of Earners$39,000
Bottom 10% of Earners$22,680
#'s Employed290

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in South Dakota is $31,630 – 9% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.21.

There are currently 290 persons employed as veterinary technicians in South Dakota.

South Dakota Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in South Dakota 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 South Dakota.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Charleston-North Charleston, SC$28,530$13.72$38,940$20,530610
Columbia, SC$33,760$16.23$44,210$25,830-
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC$37,140$17.86$49,420$26,300290
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC$30,640$14.73$38,950$22,02090
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC$31,750$15.27$40,090$22,340100
Spartanburg, SC$27,510$13.23$38,470$17,790100

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$31,630290
Veterinarian$86,300230
Vet Assistant$24,200190

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$31,630290
Medical Assistants$29,8901,010
Nursing Assistants$25,9705,940
Dental Assistants$38,410930
X Ray Tech$59,95080
Ultrasound Tech$59,320330