Top Veterinary Technician Schools in the U.S.

Veterinary technician (tech) programs are offered at a small number of colleges and universities in the U.S. A 2-year associate's degree is the most common program offering, but some schools also offer 4-year bachelor's degree programs. Find out about the rankings and program offerings of the top schools for studying this field.

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Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) are two nationally-ranked institutions with opportunities to study veterinary technology. Each school has a bachelor's degree offering in the field. MSU also has a certificate program in veterinary technology. To learn more, continue reading.

1. Michigan State University in East Lansing

School Highlight: The university reports that graduates perform exceptionally on their board exams each year (100% pass rate from from 2011-2014).

The College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU offers a Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Veterinary Technology. Students interested in either program must complete prerequisite coursework in biology and algebra prior to matriculation.

2. University of Nebraska - Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture - Curtis, NE

School Highlight: New technical labs, state-of-the-art equipment, surgery and recovery rooms, indoor/outdoor large animal, equine and canine facilities.

The university offers a Veterinary Technology program, including a B.S. in Veterinary Technology through the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska. Other track choices include Vet Technician, Vet Assistant, Animal Husbandry, Equine Health Care, Lab Animal Care and Animal Health Management. Students work with diverse animals and have options through internships, research facilities and the Safari Club.

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Top U.S. Veterinary Technician Schools

College/University Name Distinction Location
Mercy College With the BS in Veterinary Technology program, students can pursue an externship at veterinary health facilities and zoos; program is accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) Dobbs Ferry, NY
Miami Dade College Associate of Science (AS) program in veterinary technology takes six semesters of full-time study to complete with classes held in the day, evening and some weekends Miami, FL
North Dakota State University Students in the BS program in veterinary technology have access to facilities including the Veterinary Wellness Clinic and a surgery suite; program is accredited by the AVMA CVTEA Fargo, ND
Purdue University - Main Campus Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and BS programs in veterinary technology are accredited by the AVMA; AAS program may be taken through distance learning West Lafayette, IN
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