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Veterinary Technician Schools in Pennsylvania

There are ten schools in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technician programs. 371 students graduated from programs at Pennsylvania veterinary technician schools in 2010. 290 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 63 students graduated with certificates.

Overview

360 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in Pennsylvania, on average, every year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from veterinary technician programs. Of those, 63 students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology, 290 with an associate's level degree, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Ten veterinary technician schools are located in this state. And out of these, while three schools are public, seven schools are private. Private veterinary technician school tuition is $28,220.

Average tuition for veterinary technician programs is $28,220.

Pennsylvania schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees in veterinary technician. In 2010, no undergraduate level veterinary technology students pursued degrees at the masters level.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

360 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in Pennsylvania, on average, every year. This accounts for 6% of students who US schools graduate from veterinary technician programs. Of those, 63 students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology, 290 with an associate's level degree, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Pennsylvania 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 12
  • Certificate 2007: 35
  • Certificate 2008: 60
  • Certificate 2009: 74
  • Certificate 2010: 63
  • Associate 2006: 229
  • Associate 2007: 271
  • Associate 2008: 268
  • Associate 2009: 274
  • Associate 2010: 290
  • Bachelor 2006: 26
  • Bachelor 2007: 19
  • Bachelor 2008: 22
  • Bachelor 2009: 22
  • Bachelor 2010: 18

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Pennsylvania

Schools in Pennsylvania offer a total of 11 programs in veterinary technology. Of these programs, about 72.7% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Pennsylvania

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 1

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: 21850
  • 25th Percentile: 26420
  • Median: 31150
  • 75th Percentile: 37040
  • 90th Percentile: 43180

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26970
  • Median Salary 2007: 28390
  • Median Salary 2008: 29530
  • Median Salary 2009: 29690
  • Median Salary 2010: 31150
  • Total Employed 2006: 3210
  • Total Employed 2007: 2960
  • Total Employed 2008: 3540
  • Total Employed 2009: 3440
  • Total Employed 2010: 3280

Pennsylvania vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

Pennsylvania vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

  • Employed in Pennsylvania: 4.107% (3280)

Veterinary Technician Schools in Pennsylvania

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1. The Great Lakes Institute of Technology

5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509-2482
(814) 864-6666

The Great Lakes Institute of Technology offers one veterinary technician program and this school is in the suburbs of Erie, Pennsylvania. This school is one of 23 technical colleges in Pennsylvania. It ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Pennsylvania.

2. Johnson College

3427 N Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18508-1495
(570) 342-6404

Johnson College offers one veterinary technician program and this school, which is 3.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in Scranton, PA. Overall, 472 students seek degrees in 12 programs at this school. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technology.

3. Manor College

700 Fox Chase Rd
Jenkintown, PA 19046-3399
(215) 885-2360

Manor College offers one program in veterinary technology and this college is located in the suburbs of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Overall, 901 students pursue degrees in 18 programs at this community college. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technician programs.

4. The Vet Tech Institute

125 Seventh St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3400
(412) 391-7021

The Vet Tech Institute offers one program in veterinary technology and it is located in the center of Pittsburgh. In terms of enrollment, this very small school ranks eighth in the state of Pennsylvania.

5. The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

1730 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-7050

The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, which is very close to Willow Street, Pennsylvania, is in a rural area and it offers one veterinary technician program. It is one of 88 public post-secondary institutions in Pennsylvania. In terms of programs, this school is the second biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technology.

6. Harcum College

750 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3470
(610) 525-4100

Harcum College is in the suburbs of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and it offers one program in veterinary technology. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering programs in veterinary technology.

7. Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285
(717) 264-4141

Wilson College is in town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Wilson offers two veterinary technician programs. More specifically, students are offered one veterinary technician degree at the associate's level by it and one veterinary technician degree at the bachelor's level. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, WC is the largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technology.

8. The Sanford-Brown Institute - Pittsburgh

421 Seventh Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1907
(412) 281-2600x138

The Sanford-Brown Institute-Pittsburgh is located in the center of Pittsburgh and this school offers one program in veterinary technology. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technology in terms of programs.

9. Northampton County Area Community College

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

Northampton County Area Community College is in the suburbs of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and this college offers one program in veterinary technology. This college is one of 20 community colleges in Pennsylvania. This college is the biggest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technology.

10. Lehigh Carbon Community College

4525 Education Park Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2598
(610) 799-2121

Lehigh Carbon Community College, which is very close to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, is located in a rural setting and it offers one veterinary technician program. Overall, 8,101 students seek degrees in 107 programs at this community college. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Pennsylvania offering veterinary technician programs.