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Vet Technician Training

Vet technician training is a lengthy but rewarding process that begins with a solid classroom education. Individuals wishing to pursue a career as a vet tech should start with good grades in their high school courses, especially biology. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for admission to a vet tech training program, which is offered at a variety of junior and community colleges across the country.

Vet technician training programs are national regulated by the American Veterinary Medicine Association, or in Canada by the Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association. Other countries have similar programs, so make sure to begin your list of potential training programs by ensuring that the ones you are looking at are fully accredited.

Once a vet tech has obtained his or her degree, the training is still not complete. In order to practice animal medicine, the individual must pass at least the National Veterinary Technician Exam, and in many cases, a second exam administered by the state licensing board where the tech wishes to be employed.