Top Veterinary Technician Schools in the U.S.
Veterinary technicians (techs) are professionals who assist veterinarians in treating and caring for animals, much like a nurse would assist a doctor. A 2-year associate's degree is the most common requirement for an entry-level vet tech job, but some of the top ranked schools discussed below also offer 4-year bachelor's degree programs. All of the following programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Best U.S. Schools for Veterinary Technician Programs
1. Michigan State University in East Lansing
Michigan State University (MSU) is one of only about 20 4-year schools to offer an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program. In 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked MSU 71st among the best national universities, making it the highest-ranked school to offer a veterinary technician program. The College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU offers a Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. An associate's degree option is also available in conjunction with Lansing Community College.
- Address: East Lansing, MI 48824
- Phone Number: (517) 355-1855
2. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ranked 96th among the best colleges in 2010, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) is the second-highest ranked national school to offer a veterinary technician program. The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UNL offers a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. This undergraduate program is designed for students who have already earned an associate's degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA-accredited school. In two years, students can complete the B.S. requirements at UNL and earn a bachelor's degree.
- Address: 14th and R St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
- Phone Number: (402) 472-7211
List of Good U.S. Veterinary Technician Schools
|College/University Name||Student Population||Address||Phone Number|
|Miami Dade College||57,222||300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 331322||(305) 237-8888|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, Michigan 48824||(516) 355-1855|
|Purdue University - Main Campus||41,433||Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907||(765) 494-4600|
|University of Nebraska - Lincoln||23,573||14th and R St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68588||(402) 472-7211|
|North Dakota State University||13,230||1301 12th Ave. N., Fargo, North Dakota 58108||(701) 231-8011|
|Mercy College||9,043||555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522||(800) 637-2969|
|Quinnipiac University||7,413||Mt Carmel Ave., Hamden, Connecticut 06518||(203) 582-8200|
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