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Top Accredited Veterinary Technologist Schools: List of Schools

Learn about good schools for veterinary technician training. Research the schools, locations, rankings and degree options to make an informed education decision.

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School Overview

Degree programs that train veterinary technicians and technologists should be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The most common programs lead to an associate degree, but there are several accredited veterinary technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programs available. Two good schools that offer veterinary technology programs are Purdue University and Michigan State University (MSU).

Top Accredited Programs in Veterinary Technology

1. Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University is a state-funded university with a flagship campus in West Lafayette, IN. The school was named the 56th-best college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. The veterinary technology program offered by the School of Veterinary Medicine leads to an associate degree in three years or a B.S. degree if a fourth year is completed. The associate degree option is also available in an online format, which is designed for employed veterinary technicians who want to continue their employment while pursuing the degree. This online program requires 17 credit hours of clinical field experience in a licensed veterinary practice.

2. Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI

MSU is a Big Ten school that was ranked 79th by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 among the nation's top colleges. Michigan State's College of Veterinary Medicine offers a 4-year bachelor's program in veterinary technology. The program's fourth year is devoted to clinical internships and approved electives in subjects such as zoology, agribusiness and animal science. Also available from the college is an accredited Certificate of Completion program in veterinary medicine. The 5-semester program is a shorter option for those who already hold another degree but want pursue licensure as a veterinary technician.

U.S. Schools with Accredited Veterinary Technology Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Kent State University Kent State's accredited veterinary technician program is available on both the Trumbull and Tuscarawas campuses Warren, OH, and New Philadelphia, OH
Lincoln Memorial University This school offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees for veterinary medical technology, and students participate in internships with veterinary offices, a local university and emergency clinics Harrogate, TN
Miami Dade College A six-semester, 73-credit vet tech program calls for 400 clinical hours and leads to an Associate in Science degree Miami, FL
Michigan State University Over a 3-year span, MSU vet tech program graduates have had a 100% pass rate for the board exams East Lansing, MI
Murray State University Vet tech students in the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State have access to the program's x-ray room, labs, a pharmacy, a surgery suite and kennels Murray, KY
North Dakota State University NDSU has a Veterinary Technician Club on campus, and students enrolled in the vet tech track gain hands-on experience with in-house animals and pet adoption agencies North, Fargo, ND
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Students in OSU's Associate in Applied Science degree program for this field can also participate in the school's Veterinary Technician Students Association Oklahoma City, OK
Purdue University Purdue's veterinary school was ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 West Lafayette, IN
SUNY College of Technology at Canton The Veterinary Science Technology lab classes typically have roughly 20 students, and participants in this 4-semester track complete a senior preceptorship Canton, NY
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