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== == A veterinary technician is (according to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the statutes in many states) a person who has a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program and has met all of their state's requirements for credentialing as a veterinary technician. This usually entails having taken and passed both the Veterinary Technician National Exam and a state exam as well as getting a set amount of Continuing Education every year.

In many states it is illegal to present yourself as a veterinary technician unless you have met these requirements and are credentialed (licensed, registered or certified) as a veterinary technician in that state.

There are still some states that allow anyone regardless of education and training to be presented as a veterinary technician and many veterinarians use this term to mislead clients into feeling like they have well-educated and highly trained staff. It's like calling a person with no medical training that works at a human hospital a nurse.

To determine the laws governing veterinary technicians a person should contact their state veterinary medical board or veterinary technician association.

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How is a veterinarian different then a veterinary technician?

A veterinarian is a medical doctor and a veterinary technician is not, so the veterinary technician is limited to acting as an assistant to the veterinarian.


Does a veterinary technician get paid more than a veterinary assistant?

Yes, in general a veterinary technician would be paid more than a veterinary assistant.


Do you have to be licensed to be a veterinary technician in the state of Geogia?

Georgia doesn't license veterinary technician, the state registers veterinary technicians. And you must be registered with the state veterinary medical board in order to work as or use any title that would indicate that you are a "veterinary technician" in that state. There are also certain duties that are limited to a Registered Veterinary Technician, meaning that a veterinary assistant (someone working in a veterinary facility but not a registered veterinary technician or licensed veterinarian) may not perform them.


What are registered veterinary technician schools?

The term "registered veterinary technician school" is a misnomer. It's used in states where veterinary technicians are registered after earning an appropriate education and passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam to describe American Veterinary Medical Assoc. accredited veterinary technology programs. However, completing the program doesn't make you a registered veterinary technician.


What are registered veterinary technician requirements?

The exact qualifications to become a Registered Veterinary Technician will depend on the state that a person is seeking registration in. However they are generally an associates degree or higher in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology program, a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam and a passing score on the state's exam for registration as a veterinary technician. To determine the exact requirements in a specific state, contact the state's veterinary technician association, veterinary medical association or state veterinary medical licensing board.


What are the job requirements for a veterinary technician -?

The job requirements depends upon the state in which a veterinary technician will be practicing. Some states require credentialing (licensure, registration or certification) to work as a veterinary technician. Credentialing generally requires that a person hold a degree in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology degree program and have passed both the Veterinary Technician National Exam and a state exam. Other states have no requirements at all for working as a veterinary technician.


Salary of a veterinary technician?

The yearly incomve of veterinary technicians is $30,000-$45,000. A licensed veterinary technician averages $17 an hour. Location, education, experience and the type of practice worked in all affect the overall pay of a veterinary technician.


Can you be a veterinary technician with felonies?

That will depend on the state and even the practice you are interested in working in. Many states require that veterinary technician have a background check performed when applying for credentialing as a veterinary technician. Some states do not allow felons to become credentialed as a veterinary technician. Even in those states where a felon could become credentialed as a veterinary technician, many veterinary practices now require background checks for employment and will not hire felons.


What is a good veterinary technician job?

There are many and varied roles in a veterinary technician position. From assisting veterinary surgeons, to supervisory and management roles. Information can be obtained from schools of veterinary science.


Do you need a college degree to be a veterinary technician?

In most states, an associates degree or higher in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology program is required in order to work as a veterinary technician. However, there are still a few states that have no requirements. Therefore it is important for anyone wishing to work as a veterinary technician to contact the state veterinary technician association or veterinary medical board to determine the requirements for their specific state.


Do you need a license to be a veterinary technician in NYC?

Yes, in order to work as a veterinary technician or use the title "veterinary technician" in the state of New York, you must be licensed by the state. http://www.op.nysed.gov/vtlic.htm


What classes do I need to take to get my veterinary technician certification?

In order to obtain a veterinary technician certification, one must complete a series of given courses on the subject and complete a veterinary technician certification exam.


Is the pay good for a veterinary technician?

The yearly incomve of veterinary technicians is $30,000-$45,000. A licensed veterinary technician averages $17 an hour. Location, education, experience and the type of practice worked in all affect the overall pay of a veterinary technician.


How much a veterinary technician get pay?

The yearly incomve of veterinary technicians is $30,000-$45,000. A licensed veterinary technician averages $17 an hour. Location, education, experience and the type of practice worked in all affect the overall pay of a veterinary technician.


How much does a licensed veterinary technician make?

The yearly incomve of veterinary technicians is $30,000-$45,000. A licensed veterinary technician averages $17 an hour. Location, education, experience and the type of practice worked in all affect the overall pay of a veterinary technician.


What are the job requirements for a veterinary technician?

Veterinary technicians are required in most states to have a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited program, a passing grade on the Veterinary Technician National Exam and often a passing grade on a state exam and to have been credentialed (licensed, registered or certified) as a veterinary technician in the state they are employed in. Because laws vary from state to state (and country to country), anyone interested in becoming a veterinary technician should contact the agency that credentials veterinary technicians or the local veterinary technician association to get the relevant details for their location.


How do I get training to become a veterinary technician?

To become a veterinary technician you must go through training at a school for veterinary technicians. Find somewhere in your area that specializes in such training.


What is the difference between veterinary medicine and veterinary technician?

Veterinary medicine is the degree for a veterinarian, the doctor that examines, diagnoses and treats pets. Veterinary technician is the name of both the degree and the position that assists the veterinarian.


Do you need a license or certification to be a veterinary technician?

The answer depends on the state/country you are planning to work in. In the US, many states require that a person be credentialed to work as a veterinary technician while others do not. For specifics, contact the state veterinary technician association or veterinary licensing board.


What is the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary technologist?

A "veterinary technician" has an associates degree or higher from an accredited veterinary technology college degrfee program. A "veterinary technologist" holds a bachelors degree in veterinary technology. However based upon the laws in each state a person with a bachelors degree may still be termed a "licensed/registered/certified veterinary technician" as "veterinary technologist" is not a legally recognised term.


Which degree is better to become a veterinary technician?

Most states in the US require an associates degree or higher in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology program in order to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and their state exam in order to be credentialed as a veterinary technician. All of the AVMA accredited programs can be found by going to the AVMA website's page on veterinary technician education: http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/vettech_programs/vettech_programs.asp


Do you have to be licensed to be a veterinary technician in the state of Florida?

No, Florida does not currently require any type of credentialing to work as a veterinary technician. The Florida Veterinary Medical Association does offer voluntary certification as a veterinary technician, though. Voluntary certification requires that a person be a graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology program and have passed both the Veterinary Technician National Exam and the Florida Practical Exam. More details about credentialing of veterinary technicians in Florida can be found here: http://www.fvma.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=12


Where do you train to become an veterinary technician?

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How many years in college is required to become a veterinary technician?

The basic education required to become a veterinary technician in most states is a 2-year degree in veterinary technology.


Sciences needed for a veterinary technician?

Biology, anatomy and physiology and chemistry are all used by a veterinary technician and part of the degree requirements.