Veterinary Technician in California

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in California

Each year, roughly 0.1% of California students graduate with degrees in veterinary technology. Thus, California's 18 veterinary technician schools put out approximately 483 veterinary technicians each year.

Top Schools

Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill, which is located in Pleasant Hill, is the top-ranked school in California that has a veterinary technician program. It received a ranking of 67th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 26 students graduated from Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill's veterinary technician program.

The second-ranked school in California with a veterinary technician program is Carrington College California-Citrus Heights, which is located in Citrus Heights. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. In 2010, Carrington College California-Citrus Heights graduated 27 students from its veterinary technician program.

Carrington College California-San Jose, which is located in San Jose, is the third-ranked school in California that has a veterinary technician program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 39 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Carrington College California-San Jose in 2010. Students at Carrington College California-San Jose paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at California's veterinary technician schools ranges from $13,418 per year to $644 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,144 per year. The California veterinary technician schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno - located in Fresno, students are charged $13,418 per year
  2. Foothill College - located in Los Altos, students are charged $894 per year
  3. Yuba College - located in Marysville, students are charged $752 per year

The following California veterinary technician schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Cosumnes River College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
  2. San Diego Mesa College - located in San Diego, students are charged $658 per year
  3. Modesto Junior College - located in Modesto, students are charged $670 per year

A veterinary technician degree from a California school... what next?

A large number of California veterinary technician graduates become veterinary technicians. In 2010, there were 9,210 veterinary technicians working in California. The California counties with the largest populations of veterinary technicians are:

  1. Los Angeles County - 1,550 veterinary technicians
  2. Orange County - 1,520 veterinary technicians
  3. Alameda County - 810 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of veterinary technicians is expected to grow by 35% by 2018. There are projected to be 12,700 veterinary technicians working in the California then.


A veterinary technician in California earns $35,300 per year on average. However, California veterinary technicians earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,080 per year to more than $59,010 per year in 2010. A veterinary technician in the following California counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. El Dorado County - $44,580 per year
  2. San Benito County - $41,290 per year
  3. Marin County - $40,250 per year

The following counties in California have the lowest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Stanislaus County - $24,810 per year
  2. Shasta County - $28,010 per year
  3. Kern County - $29,940 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional California statistics regarding a career in veterinary technology and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as veterinary or dog training.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in California
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology in California

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,800 miles from location Mt. San Antonio College Walnut CA 19.4628 n/a 29,935
7,957 miles from location Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa CA 19.5812 n/a 25,877
7,786 miles from location San Diego Mesa College San Diego CA 15.0493 n/a 23,211
7,837 miles from location Los Angeles Pierce College Woodland Hills CA 17.7823 n/a 21,928
7,890 miles from location Modesto Junior College Modesto CA 14.2493 n/a 18,410
7,954 miles from location Foothill College Los Altos CA 21.5152 n/a 18,293
7,891 miles from location Cosumnes River College Sacramento CA 12.3879 n/a 15,946
7,881 miles from location Shasta College Redding CA 17.9463 n/a 10,578
7,947 miles from location Hartnell College Salinas CA 14.8313 n/a 10,451
7,881 miles from location Yuba College Marysville CA 12.4683 n/a 8,564
7,887 miles from location Carrington College California-Sacramento Sacramento CA 30.7306 77% 1,537
7,939 miles from location Carrington College California-San Jose San Jose CA 31.6955 72% 1,016
7,785 miles from location Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista CA 25.1547 n/a 896
7,946 miles from location Carrington College California-San Leandro San Leandro CA 29.9223 73% 893
7,845 miles from location San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno CA 20.4501 n/a 870
7,880 miles from location Carrington College California-Citrus Heights Citrus Heights CA 32.5381 72% 815
7,937 miles from location Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill CA 33.2966 77% 615
7,898 miles from location Carrington College California-Stockton Stockton CA 31.1781 64% 566

Curious what studying Veterinary Technician gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in California

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians + 9,210 $35,300 24.8%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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