Veterinary Technician training frequently asked questions

Whether you want to work with family pets or livestock, there are plenty of opportunities in the Veterinary field. One great career choice is becoming a Veterinary Technician. You might have a couple of questions before you decide to enroll in a Veterinary Technician training program. MCCs got you covered with these frequently asked questions!

What do Veterinary Technicians do?

Veterinarians rely heavily on Veterinary Technicians to provide superior animal care in their facilities. Veterinary Technicians have a variety of duties they perform on a daily basis. They talk to animal owners, performing medical tests, prepare animals for surgery, take and develop x-rays, and much more!

How much are Vet Techs paid?

The annual income of a Veterinary Technician will vary depending on where they work and their level of experience. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Vet Techs are paid anywhere between $32,060 and $40,590 annually. If you’re interested in completing Veterinary Technician training, good news, the career outlook looks great! Demand for Vet Techs is expected to grow 20% by 2026, which is much faster than average for most occupations.

Where do Veterinary Technicians work?

There are a variety of work environments to choose from as a Veterinary Technician. Vet techs can work directly with Veterinarians to perform medical tests and treatments in private practices, research labs, and animal hospitals. Worried about finding a job after graduation? MCC’s Career Services team is here to support you in your job search as a Veterinary Technician! Our advisors nurture relationships with local employers to help you get hired faster.

How long does Veterinary Technician training take?

Milwaukee Career College offers a Veterinary Technician training program that can be completed in just two years! You’ll earn an Associate’s Degree and focus on subjects like anatomy, physiology, radiology, and much more. As part of the program, you will participate in an externship at a local veterinary practice. Students are able to apply professional skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations in the Veterinary industry!

What is the difference between a Vet Assistant and a Vet Technician?

While the duties of a Vet Tech and a Vet Assistant may overlap, the Veterinary Assistant is more of an entry-level position. The Vet Assistant does more routine duties such as cleaning and bathing animals, monitoring them after surgery, or administering medication. Whereas the Vet Tech is responsible for x-rays, collecting and testing lab samples, and prepping animals for surgery. Veterinary Assistants are also paid a bit less than Veterinary Technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterinary Assistant earn an average of $25,250 annually.


Get started on your new career as a Vet Tech, start your training! Milwaukee Career College offers a hands-on Veterinary Technician training program that will fit all of your needs! Contact us to learn more and see when the next class starts!