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1610 Roxbury Drive
Xenia, Ohio 45385











Ohio Association of
Veterinary Technicians

Dedicated to promoting Veterinary Technicians and quality animal healthcare through:
Education, Legislation and High Ethical Standards

Accredited Vet Tech Schools


Do We Have a Career for You!

Are you looking for an exciting career where:
  • The days are never the same?
  • You will be able to work anywhere in the country?
  • You work with people and animals?
  • You know that there will be 2-4 job openings waiting for you when you graduate?
Well trained, educated and credentialed veterinary technicians are in high demand in Ohio and all over the United States! They are needed in private veterinary practice, the pharmaceutical industry, research, veterinary medical teaching facilities, specialty practices, zoos, animal shelters, and many other fields. If veterinary technology sounds like a career you'd be interested in please check out the educational links below!

Ohio Programs
Ohio is very lucky to have several American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology programs. Attaining a degree in veterinary technology can take 2-4 years depending on whether you are enrolled full-time or part-time. Usually the degree attained is an associate's degree in veterinary technology but there are schools that still offer a bachelor's degree.



Columbus State Community College logo. Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has been dedicated to meeting the educational needs of our community for 40 years. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 67 students in 1963, to its current thriving campus of more than 23,000 students.
Columbus State offers two-year career programs in more than 50 areas of business, health, public service, human service, and engineering technologies, as well as transfer programs for students who are interested in completing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, then transferring to a four-year university.

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Cuyahoga Community College logo. Cuyahoga Community College.
Why Cuyahoga Community College? Because we are the community's college. Our students like what we have to offer: Quality education, accessible education and affordable education. CCC features most of the opportunities available at four-year schools, including student government and clubs, a variety of career and personal assistance programs, a diverse student body, child care, tutoring, and Educational Opportunity Programs for students with special needs.
CCC also is a leader in cultural enrichment, partnering with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, putting on the nationally known JazzFest every year, and bringing international acts to Playhouse Square and its campuses on a regular basis.
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Stautzenberger College logo.Stautzenberger College
Stautzenberger College Maumee, Ohio
Stautzenberger College Brecksville, Ohio
Unlike traditional academic degree granting institutions, Stautzenberger College is recognized by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to grant an Occupational Associate Degree.
What does that mean? It means that the majority of your classes are directly related to your major area of study or "Occupation". It also means you'll receive the top training around because the best instructors come here to teach. And when it comes down to graduation time, a degree is only as good as its instructors.
We design our programs to allow students a progression for gradual outcomes. With the diversity of students that we enjoy, it is important to offer short-term certificate programs that can lead into degree programs, allowing students credentials necessary for employment while continuing their education toward their career goals.
Curriculum Stautzenberger College Maumee    Courses Stautzenberger College Maumee
Curriculum Stautzenberger College Brecksville Courses Stautzenberger College Brecksville


University of Cincinnati logo. University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College
You may have a long list of reasons why you can't go to college. You don't know what to expect. Don't know what to study. It takes too much time. It's too expensive. Too far away.
Raymond Walters College provides plenty of convenient options. Our staff helps ease your transition and provides one-on-one tutoring. Classes are small, and professors are approachable and helpful. And we have "one-stop" financial aid processing so you'll find out fast how much aid is available. RWC, UC's Blue Ash campus, is conveniently located not far from major interstates. RWC is also an open admission institution, providing access to higher education to anyone with a high school diploma or the equivalent. The college's rolling admissions policy allows students to enter any academic quarter: autumn, winter, spring, or summer.
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Vet Tech Institute logo. The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School
You’ve made the decision to become a veterinary technician. Now what do you do? If you’re impatient to get started, then the Veterinary Technician Program at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School is for you! From the first day of your first term, you’ll be in vet tech classes where you can work hands-on with our resident animals. A short 16 months later, you’ll graduate with an associate of applied science degree! Our exceptional, caring faculty will be there to guide you towards graduation. The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School is located in Columbus, one mile from Easton and minutes to downtown. Enjoy a new facility, great faculty, and all the entertainment options Columbus has to offer. Need to live on campus? Our dormitories are located on, or next to, campus.


So You Want to be a Veterinary Technician. But can't take time away from work to attend a traditional program? If you are currently working in a veterinary facility and would like to become a credentialed veterinary technician there are now other options besides leaving your job to go to school! The American Veterinary Medical Association has accredited several veterinary distance learning programs that you can enroll in! The programs listed below take students from all across the country and hold classes over the internet.
Distance learning is not for everyone though! You need to be dedicated to attaining your degree, able to work on a timeline without supervision, and be familiar with computers. Distance learning programs can take up to 5 years to complete and require you to work closely with a registered veterinary technician or DVM that you work with.



Cedar Valley College logo. Cedar Valley College. 
The Mission of Cedar Valley College is to enrich the potential and increase the productivity of people in the communities we serve by providing quality educational experiences in a caring and innovative environment.
Cedar Valley College maintains an institutional environment of excellence, which facilitates and encourages learning; emphasizes and values quality education; champions diversity; promotes student well-being; and creates a public understanding and commitment to the college and its value to the community. Cedar Valley College will maintain a comprehensive curriculum and related support services that reflect the needs of the communities it serves and the financial capabilities of the institution.
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Purdue University (VT) logo. Purdue University
Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, the University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.
Building upon historical strengths in engineering and agriculture, the West Lafayette Campus now offers 7,400 courses in more than 500 undergraduate majors and specializations in the schools of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Science, Technology, and Veterinary Medicine. Programs of graduate study and research leading to advanced degrees come under the jurisdiction of the Graduate School.
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Saint Petersburg College logo. Saint Petersburg College (formerly St. Petersburg Junior College).
Our public class enrollments continue to rise as the business community learns about our convenient location, competitive pricing, and high-quality training. Our staff and trainers continually test the market place for offerings that are relevant and in demand to meet the most current corporate training needs. We have repeat clients as well as new clients continually utilizing our services.
We understand that Corporate Training Services has to offer quality classes at affordable prices, constantly seek to improve our services in order to win and keep your business, and reinvent ourselves in order to adapt to a rapidly changing technology and work environment. Corporate Training will always be here to serve you. We are part of St. Petersburg College, and we are in it for the long term.
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Ohio Programs

Ohio is very lucky to have several American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary technology programs. Attaining a degree in veterinary technology can take 2-4 years depending on whether you are enrolled full-time or part-time. Usually the degree attained is an associate's degree in veterinary technology but there are schools that still offer a bachelor's degree.