Vet Tech Schools
One of the most important areas of becoming a vet tech is finding the right school for you. Some vet tech schools provide 2 year programs and some provide 4 year programs. It is important to decide what will work best for you and your busy schedule.
Also remember that not all schools are accredited! You must be sure that the school you will attend is AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) approved. AVMA approved schools have passed inspections by the AMVA in several categories. Most states will not accept a degree or certificate from a school that is not approved by the AVMA, meaning they will not allow you to take the state examination to become certified as a vet tech. Don’t let all that school be a waste! Remember to choose a school based on the accreditation and convenience for you. There are also several categories of of accreditation that a vet tech school can be put in. A school that has been fully accredited has passed all required inspections. There are also schools that are placed in a provisional category. The provisional category is reserved for newer schools who are still in the process of becoming fully accredited. Not to worry! A graduate of a provisional vet tech school receives all honors as if completing a degree from a fully accredited school. The biggest thing to look out for is a school that has had its accreditation withdrawn. A vet tech that has graduated from a withdrawn school will not be eligible to take the national vet tech exam.