Vet Tech Schools In Washington DC

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in DC

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

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

Vet Tech Programs in DC

There are currently 0 accredited veterinary technician programs available in Washington DC – see below for related programs nearby.

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Vet Tech Salary Washington DC

Average Vet Tech Salary$37,640
Hourly Wage$18.10
Top 10% of Earners$48,490
Bottom 10% of Earners$29,730
#'s Employed2,120

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Washington DC is $35,690 – 3% above the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $17.16.

There are currently 150 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Washington DC.

Washington DC Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Washington DC 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 Washington DC.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA$39,490$18.99$50,400$32,260970
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA$38,600$18.56$49,050$31,790260
Bellingham, WA$39,370$18.93$47,900$33,06050
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA$37,130$17.85$46,000$31,90090
Kennewick-Richland, WA$33,540$16.13$38,830$26,17050
Olympia-Tumwater, WA$36,410$17.50$49,690$26,170110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA$39,300$18.90$50,020$32,1701,230
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA$32,590$15.67$40,900$26,110170
Yakima, WA$35,760$17.19$45,200$28,25060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$35,690150
Veterinarian$125,100110
Vet Assistant--

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$35,690150
Medical Assistants$40,5701,760
Nursing Assistants$34,1703,160
Dental Assistants$49,210640
X Ray Tech$82,490100
Ultrasound Tech$89,140180