Vet Technician Education Requirements

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Vet Technician Education Requirements

In order to be a veterinary technician, one must attend a training program that teaches the basics of the position. The education requirements for a vet tech are varied, but can be summarized by the following. Firstly, a student should have a high school diploma or general education diploma. Students should focus on biology and other life sciences during this early part of their schooling.

Once ready, a prospective vet tech should identify local programs through junior and community colleges that are certified by national organizations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). It is important to select one of these programs as their education requirements are generally thought to be of the highest standard.

Ultimately, the vet tech will be expected to graduate from the program with either and associates or bachelor's degree (most opt for the two year process) and then be required to pass a national or state exam in order to practice. These requirements vary depending on the state and country in which one wishes to practice veterinary medicine.