Degrees and Programs
Veterinary Technicians are in short supply at the present time. This is a field where you can combine your love for animals with your career goals.
The Veterinary Technology Program is designed to prepare entry-level veterinary technicians via classroom study, laboratory, and clinical practice with fundamental veterinary technician skills. After successful completion of the program, you should be able to successfully complete the licensing requirements of your state. This program will work toward meeting the needs of the State of Nebraska for well qualified veterinary technicians to perform duties under the scope of the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.
Enrollment in this program is limited and based on the date of completed requirements for acceptance into this program. For additional application information, please download the Veterinary Technology Program Application Packet.
The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association.
American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (800) 248-2862 ext.6624
Annual VTNE Pass Rate
|July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019||July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020|
|First-time candidates eligible to take the VTNE||10||8||10|
|First-time Candidates Passing VTNE||8||8||8|
|Total number first-time test takers||10||8||10|
|VTNE pass rate annual percentage||80%||100%||80%|
*Data includes graduates from previous years
Total July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020
|Number of first time candidates that have taken the VTNE||28|
|Three year VTNE pass percentage||85.7%|
Career opportunities include work in veterinary clinics, biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, veterinary supply sales, humane societies, industry, military service, herd health, and the USDA.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for Veterinary Technicians is $26,320 and the average salary for Veterinarians is $64,660.