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Veterinary technicians typically work in animal care facilities and assist veterinarians with tasks related to surgical and medical procedures. They work closely with animals and are required to be trained in animal care and handling techniques. They may also perform medical, examination, and laboratory procedures, and are often required to interact with clients and pet owners. Sometimes, they handle administrative functions as well.

Delaware Veterinary Technician Schools

There are several schools in Delaware that offer training programs for prospective veterinary technicians. Here are three institutions with vet tech programs:

  • Delaware Technical Community College: The veterinary technology program at DTCC is the only AVMA-accredited vet tech program in the state of Delaware. It spans seven semesters and culminates in an associate degree. The seventh semester of the program consists of an off-campus internship that provides students with field experience.

  • Delaware State University: DSU does not offer a dedicated veterinary technician program, but its Pre-Veterinary Science undergraduate degree program, which is designed to prepare students for veterinary medicine graduate school, may also help prepare students for a career as a vet tech. The program covers all aspects of animal biology, genetics, nutrition, and health.

  • University of Delaware: UD's Department of Animal and Food Sciences also offers a pre-vet program that provides comprehensive training in animal health subjects, and can prepare students for a variety of careers in veterinary medical contexts.

What to Expect from Delaware Veterinary Technician Programs

The goal of most veterinary technician programs is to prepare students to work in veterinary practices, hospitals, clinics, zoos, university laboratories, or other facilities where animals are cared for. Programs typically train students in medical, surgical, and lab procedures. They also often include a hands-on field experience component via internships in veterinary clinics or hospitals.

While enrolled in a vet tech program, students can expect to learn about:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Surgical and medical procedures
  • Exam and lab procedures
  • Medication
  • Client service
  • Administrative systems

Veterinary technician programs often require two years of class work and field experience. Additional coursework beyond the vet tech core may add another year or more to the program. Most vet tech programs in Delaware are designed to prepare students for national certification exams, and upon graduation from an accredited program, students are eligible to sit for those exams.

Delaware Veterinary Technician Licensing and Certification

Veterinary technicians must be licensed by the Delaware Board of Veterinary Medicine in order to work in the state. To obtain state licensure, techs must first complete an accredited veterinary technician program and successfully pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Vet techs who hold a license in another state may obtain a Delaware license, but previously licensed techs who do not hold a current license will need to retake the VTNE to qualify for a license in the state.

Resources for Veterinary Technicians in Delaware

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More Delaware Veterinary Technician Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Georgetown
Associate
4,314

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Vet Techs

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Delaware. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Vet Techs

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Vet Techs relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Dover 50 $33,850

Sources:

  1. Veterinary Technology, Delaware Technical Community College, https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study/veterinary-technology
  2. Pre-Veterinary Science, Delaware State University, https://www.desu.edu/agriculture-and-related-sciences/pre-veterinary-science
  3. Animal and Food Sciences, University of Delaware, http://canr.udel.edu/anfs/

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