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Veterinary Technician Schools in California

There are 18 schools in the state of California offering veterinary technician programs. 483 students graduated with degrees from California veterinary technician schools in 2010. 318 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 165 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 434 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in this state each year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary technician students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 165 students graduated with veterinary technician certificates and 318 with an associate's level degree.

18 veterinary technician schools are in this state. Out of these, ten schools are public, while eight schools are private. Tuition at a public veterinary technician school varies from $644 to $894, while tuition at a private veterinary technician school varies from $10,408 to $25,472.

Average tuition for veterinary technician programs is $2,284. The highest tuition for veterinary technician programs, which is $25,472 each year, is at Carrington College California-Stockton, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $644 each year, is at San Diego Mesa College.

Veterinary technician schools in this western state offer certificates and associates degrees.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 434 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in this state each year. This accounts for 8% of veterinary technician students who US schools graduate. Specifically, 165 students graduated with veterinary technician certificates and 318 with an associate's level degree.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 114
  • Certificate 2007: 106
  • Certificate 2008: 86
  • Certificate 2009: 103
  • Certificate 2010: 165
  • Associate 2006: 263
  • Associate 2007: 285
  • Associate 2008: 300
  • Associate 2009: 321
  • Associate 2010: 318

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 26 veterinary technician programs. Of these programs, around 57.7% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 11
  • Associate: 15

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22750
  • 25th Percentile: 27700
  • Median: 34170
  • 75th Percentile: 41840
  • 90th Percentile: 50040

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30540
  • Median Salary 2007: 32050
  • Median Salary 2008: 33600
  • Median Salary 2009: 34160
  • Median Salary 2010: 34170
  • Total Employed 2006: 8180
  • Total Employed 2007: 8280
  • Total Employed 2008: 8950
  • Total Employed 2009: 9310
  • Total Employed 2010: 9210

California vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

California vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

  • Employed in California: 11.531% (9210)

Veterinary Technician Schools in California

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1. The Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista

780 Bay Blvd Suite101
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 425-3200

The Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California and it offers one veterinary technician program.

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2. Carrington College California - San Jose

6201 San Ignacio Ave.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 360-0848

Carrington College California-San Jose offers one veterinary technician program and it is near the center of the city.

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3. Carrington College California - Pleasant Hill

380 Civic Dr Ste 300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 609-6650

Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill offers one program in veterinary technology and it is located in the suburbs of Pleasant Hill, California. It is a for-profit 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technology.

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4. Carrington College California - Citrus Heights

7301 Greenback Lane-Ste A
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 722-8200

Carrington College California-Citrus Heights is in the suburbs of Citrus Heights, California and it offers one veterinary technician program. 806 students seek degrees in 16 programs at this small school, overall.

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5. The San Joaquin Valley College - Fresno

295 E Sierra Ave
Fresno, CA 93710-3616
(559) 448-8282

The San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno is 5.7 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in veterinary technology. Of those, it offers students one certificate in veterinary technology and one associate's level degree in veterinary technology.

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6. Carrington College California - San Leandro

15555 E. 14th Street- Suite 500
San Leandro, CA 95478
(510) 276-3888

Carrington College California-San Leandro offers one program in veterinary technology and it is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown.

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7. Carrington College California - Stockton

1313 W. Robinhood Drive- Suite B
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 956-1240

Carrington College California-Stockton is 3.3 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in veterinary technology. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technology in terms of programs.

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8. Carrington College California - Sacramento

8909 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 361-1660

Carrington College California-Sacramento is located in the suburbs of Sacramento, California and it offers one veterinary technician program. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technology.

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9. San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
(619) 388-2604

San Diego Mesa College is 6.2 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in veterinary technology. Of those, this college offers students one veterinary technician certificate and one associate's level degree in veterinary technology. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary technology.

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10. Yuba College

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Yuba College is in the suburbs of Marysville, California. It offers two veterinary technician programs. Specifically, this college offers one certificate in veterinary technology to students and one associate's level veterinary technology degree. 7,634 students seek degrees in 93 Yuba College programs, overall. This college is the oldest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technician programs.

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11. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College offers one program in veterinary technology and it is near the heart of downtown. Overall, 18,492 students seek degrees in 154 Modesto Junior College programs. It is the third oldest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technician programs.

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12. Foothill College

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777

Foothill College offers two programs in veterinary technology. Out of those, this school offers students one veterinary technician certificate and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary technology. This school is in the suburbs of Los Altos Hills, California. This big school is a public 2-year institution. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technology.

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13. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is in the suburbs of Walnut, California. This college offers two programs in veterinary technology. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in veterinary technology and one veterinary technician degree at the associate's level. 29,064 students seek degrees in 154 programs at this community college, overall. This community college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technician programs.

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14. Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 242-7500

Shasta College, which is near Redding, is in a rural area. It offers two veterinary technician programs. Out of those, it offers students one veterinary technician certificate and one veterinary technician degree at the associate's level. 9,712 students pursue degrees in 99 programs at this community college, overall. This community college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary technology.

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15. Los Angeles Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91371-0002
(818) 347-6401

Los Angeles Pierce College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Woodland Hills, CA. It offers two programs in veterinary technology. Specifically, this college offers students one veterinary technician certificate and one veterinary technician degree at the associate's level. Overall, 21,368 students seek degrees in 117 programs at this college. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of California offering veterinary technician programs.

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16. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College, which is 9.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. This college offers two programs in veterinary technology. More specifically, it offers students one veterinary technician certificate and one associate's level degree in veterinary technology. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks seventh in the state of California.

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17. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one veterinary technician program. Overall, 24,879 students pursue degrees in 178 Santa Rosa Junior College programs. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary technology.

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18. Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6700

Hartnell College, which is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Salinas, CA and this college offers one program in veterinary technology. This public college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in veterinary technology.