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Veterinary Technician Schools in Texas

There are ten schools in the state of Texas offering veterinary technician programs. 352 students graduated with degrees from Texas veterinary technician schools in 2010. 203 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 149 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

290 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in Texas, on average, every year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from veterinary technician programs. More specifically, 149 students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology and 203 with a degree at the associate's level.

Ten veterinary technician schools are located in this state. And of these, eight schools are public, while two schools are private. Tuition at a public veterinary technician school varies from $1,200 to $2,102, while private veterinary technician school tuition varies from $11,800 to $13,530.

Average tuition for programs in veterinary technology is $1,989. The highest tuition for veterinary technician programs, which is $13,530 each year, is at the Vet Tech Institute of Houston, while the lowest tuition in Texas, which is $1,200 per year, is at the Lone Star College System.

Texas schools offer certificates and associates degrees for veterinary technician students.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Texas 2006 - 2010

290 students graduate from veterinary technician programs in Texas, on average, every year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from veterinary technician programs. More specifically, 149 students graduated with certificates in veterinary technology and 203 with a degree at the associate's level.

Veterinary Technician Program Completions in Texas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 112
  • Certificate 2007: 131
  • Certificate 2008: 121
  • Certificate 2009: 132
  • Certificate 2010: 149
  • Associate 2006: 92
  • Associate 2007: 104
  • Associate 2008: 107
  • Associate 2009: 121
  • Associate 2010: 203

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Texas

Schools in Texas offer a total of 13 programs in veterinary technology. Of these programs, 53.8% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Veterinary Technician Program Availability in Texas

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 7

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: 19000
  • 25th Percentile: 22280
  • Median: 26680
  • 75th Percentile: 32100
  • 90th Percentile: 38140

Career Trends

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22450
  • Median Salary 2007: 24150
  • Median Salary 2008: 25380
  • Median Salary 2009: 26390
  • Median Salary 2010: 26680
  • Total Employed 2006: 6320
  • Total Employed 2007: 7210
  • Total Employed 2008: 7590
  • Total Employed 2009: 7100
  • Total Employed 2010: 6760

Texas vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

Texas vs National Veterinary Technician Employment

  • Employed in Texas: 8.464% (6760)

Veterinary Technician Schools in Texas

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1. Palo Alto College

1400 Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224-2499
(210) 486-3000

Palo Alto College, which is 7.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Antonio, TX and it offers one program in veterinary technology. This medium-sized college is a public 2-year institution. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technician programs.

2. Virginia College - Austin

6301 E Highway 290
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 371-3500

Virginia College-Austin is 4.5 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 fifth biggest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technology in terms of programs.

3. Brown Mackie College - San Antonio

4715 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 520
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 428-2212

Brown Mackie College-San Antonio is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 6.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Antonio, TX. This school is one of several campuses. Students are offered 11 associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level by this school. 86 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects including medical assisting and bookkeeping. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

4. Weatherford College

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086-5699
(800) 287-5471

Weatherford College offers one veterinary technician program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks fifth in the state of Texas.

5. The Vet Tech Institute of Houston

4669 Southwest Fwy Ste 100
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 629-1500

The Vet Tech Institute of Houston is near the center of the city and it offers one program in veterinary technology. Overall, 348 students seek degrees in one program at this school. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Texas offering programs in veterinary technology.

6. Sul Ross State University

400 North Harrison
Alpine, TX 79832
(432) 837-8011

Sul Ross State University is in town of Alpine, Texas and this school offers one program in veterinary technology. Sul Ross is a public 4-year institution. Sul Ross is the oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technician programs.

7. Navarro College

3200 W 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110
(903) 874-6501

Navarro College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1946. It is located in town of Corsicana, Texas. It offers subjects including health science, veterinary technology, and criminal justice. This college offers students 19 certificates and 36 associates level degrees. In 2010, 10,166 students pursued degrees from the 42 programs at this community college. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 47 community colleges in Texas.

8. Midland College

3600 N Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500

Midland College is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown and MC offers one veterinary technician program. Overall, 6,347 students pursue degrees in 114 MC programs. In terms of programs, this school is the fifth largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technology.

9. McLennan Community College

1400 College Dr
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 299-8000

McLennan Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Waco, TX. It offers two veterinary technician programs. Out of those, students are offered one veterinary technician certificate by this community college and one associate's level degree in veterinary technology. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technology.

10. The Lone Star College System

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399
(832) 813-6764

The Lone Star College System offers two veterinary technician programs. Out of those, this college offers one certificate in veterinary technology to students and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary technology. This college is in the suburbs of The Woodlands, Texas. Overall, 54,412 students pursue degrees in 92 Lone Star College System programs. In terms of programs, this big college is the second largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technology.

11. Cedar Valley College

3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75134-3799
(972) 860-8201

Cedar Valley College offers two veterinary technician programs. Out of those, this college offers one veterinary technician certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in veterinary technology. It is located in Lancaster, Texas, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technology.

12. Houston Community College

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
(877) 422-6111

Houston Community College offers one veterinary technician program and this college is near the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the third oldest institution in the state of Texas offering veterinary technician programs.