What veterinary technician education is required?

While the veterinary technician education requirements can vary slightly based on the type of animals technicians work with, veterinary technicians tend to earn an associate degree in an approved 2-year program. This education is in the fields of animal anatomy, animal husbandry, animal physiology, veterinary technology and veterinary clinic management. This education can be obtained through a combination of local coursework with a regional accredited college of veterinary medicine or through a partial online education program. Following the 2-year program, veterinary technicians are required to pass a state credentialing exam before they may obtain work in a veterinary clinic. Most veterinary technicians work under the close supervision of a veterinary doctor for a period and may choose to go on for further education upon employment.