Vet Tech Schools In Wisconsin

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

How to become a Veterinary Technician in Wisconsin

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

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

Accredited Vet Tech Programs in Wisconsin

SchoolAreaDegree Level 
Gateway Technical CollegeElkhorn, WI Associate of Science
Madison College (formerly Madison Area Technical College)Madison, WI Associate of Applied Science
Milwaukee Career CollegeMilwaukee, WI Associate of Applied Science

There are currently 3 accredited veterinary technician programs in Wisconsin.

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

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Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Veterinary 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: P.O Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone: 608-224-4353

Vet Tech Salary Wisconsin

Average Vet Tech Salary$32,920
Hourly Wage$15.83
Top 10% of Earners$41,130
Bottom 10% of Earners$25,200
#'s Employed2,110

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data (May 2017) the average veterinary technician salary in Wisconsin is $32,920 – 5% below the national average of $34,710.

This  represents an hourly wage of $15.83.

There are currently 2,110 persons employed as veterinary technicians in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Vet Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

If a career as a veterinary technician in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryHourly WageTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Appleton, WI$33,520$16.12$42,330$25,36090
Eau Claire, WI$31,890$15.33$41,540$25,41030
Green Bay, WI$33,360$16.04$45,000$25,92080
Janesville-Beloit, WI$29,780$14.32$38,030$21,50060
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI$32,950$15.84$39,470$26,27060
Madison, WI$38,670$18.59$50,190$32,220390
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI$33,710$16.21$41,200$26,810420
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI$31,990$15.38$39,540$25,78050
Racine, WI$30,470$14.65$44,540$20,27050
Sheboygan, WI$32,030$15.40$39,170$23,46030
Wausau, WI$29,380$14.12$37,700$23,67060

Vet Tech V’s Related Careers

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

 Salary# Employed
Vet Tech$32,9202,110
Vet Assistant$26,2701,490

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

 Salary# Employed          
Vet Tech$32,9202,110
Medical Assistants$36,18011,800
Nursing Assistants$28,83033,230
Dental Assistants$38,4505,860
X Ray Tech$68,390980
Ultrasound Tech$75,7601,610