Vet Tech Schools In Texas

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

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Austin Community CollegeElgin, TX Associate of Applied Science
Blinn CollegeBryan, TX Associate of Applied Science
Cedar Valley CollegeLancaster, TX   Associate of Applied Science
Lone Star CollegeTomball, TX Associate of Applied Science
McLennan Community CollegeWaco, TX Associate of Applied Science
Palo Alto CollegeSan Antonio, TX Associate of Applied Science
Pima Medical Institute-HoustonHouston, TX Associate of Applied Science
Texas A&M University-KingsvilleKingsville, TX Bachelor of Science
Tyler Junior CollegeTyler, TX Associate of Applied Science
The Vet Tech Institute of HoustonHouston, TX Associate of Applied Science
Vista College-PROGRAM NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTSLubbock, 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).

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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
Phone: 512-305-7555

Vet Tech Salary Texas

Average Vet Tech Salary$30,820
Hourly Wage$14.82
Top 10% of Earners$43,610
Bottom 10% of Earners$20,830
#'s Employed10,570

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 AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Chattanooga, TN$31,730$15.25$40,060$26,11060
Clarksville, TN$27,260$13.11$38,790$17,23070
Johnson City, TN$29,830$14.34$44,990$19,82080
Kingsport-Bristol, TN$27,560$13.25$37,300$20,240110
Knoxville, TN$38,680$18.60$51,910$23,800110
Memphis, TN$34,430$16.55$50,290$23,880120
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN$36,950$17.77$49,520$24,320840

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$30,82010,570
Vet Assistant$25,1005,400

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$30,82010,570
Medical Assistants$30,88058,090
Nursing Assistants$26,39088,500
Dental Assistants$35,92029,790
X Ray Tech$70,5702,760
Ultrasound Tech$78,2505,270