Browse below to learn how to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Texas including advice on top schools, certification and licensing requirements, salaries and employment data.
How to become a Veterinary Technician in Texas
Licensing, certification and registration requirements for veterinary technicians varies by state.
If you wish to become a vet tech in Texas 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 Texas. As a final step you will need to obtain your license before securing employment as a veterinary technician.
Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Texas
|Austin Community College||Elgin, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Blinn College||Bryan, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Cedar Valley College||Lancaster, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Lone Star College||Tomball, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|McLennan Community College||Waco, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Palo Alto College||San Antonio, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Pima Medical Institute-Houston||Houston, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Texas A&M University-Kingsville||Kingsville, TX||Bachelor of Science|
|Tyler Junior College||Tyler, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|The Vet Tech Institute of Houston||Houston, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
|Vista College-PROGRAM NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS||Lubbock, TX||Associate of Applied Science|
There are currently 11 accredited veterinary technician programs in Texas.
Programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).
Listed below are some of the schools and colleges nearest to you offering vet tech and related programs.
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Texas 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 Texas.
The Texas 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: 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-810, Austin, TX 78701-3942
Vet Tech Salary Texas
|Average Vet Tech Salary||$30,820|
|Top 10% of Earners||$43,610|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$20,830|
According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Texas is $30,820 – 11% below the national average of $34,710.
This represents an hourly wage of $14.82.
There are currently 10,570 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Texas.
Texas Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area
If a career as a veterinary technician in Texas 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 Texas.
|Metro Area||Average Salary||Hourly Wage||Top 10%||Bottom 10%||# Employed|
|Johnson City, TN||$29,830||$14.34||$44,990||$19,820||80|
Vet Tech V’s Related Careers
The first table compares salary and employment data between veterinary technicians and veterinarians and veterinary assistants in Texas.
The table below compares average veterinary technician salary and employment in Texas with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.
|X Ray Tech||$70,570||2,760|