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Veterinary Technician in Missouri

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in Missouri

Around 0.1% of Missouri's graduates graduate from veterinary technology degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 163 veterinary technicians graduate from Missouri's 9 veterinary technician schools.

Top Schools

Midwest Institute, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, 17 students graduated from Midwest Institute's veterinary technician program.

Franklin Technology-MSSU, which is located in Joplin, is the second-ranked school in Missouri that has a veterinary technician program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 5 students graduated with degree in veterinary technician from Franklin Technology-MSSU in 2010.

The third-ranked school in Missouri with a veterinary technician program is Sanford-Brown College, which is located in Saint Peters. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. In 2010, 37 students graduated from Sanford-Brown College veterinary technician program. The tuition rate at Sanford-Brown College was $10,578 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri veterinary technician school, average tuition will be $4,022 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,920 per year to $15,181 per year. In 2010, the veterinary technician schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Sanford-Brown College - located in Fenton, students are charged $15,181 per year
  2. Sanford-Brown College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $10,578 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Jefferson College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods - located in Kansas City, students are charged $2,460 per year

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

Most people who graduate from veterinary technician school in Missouri go on to work as a veterinary technician. 1,170 veterinary technicians were working in Missouri in 2010. The Missouri counties with the largest populations of veterinary technicians are:

  1. Franklin County - 540 veterinary technicians
  2. Bond County - 510 veterinary technicians
  3. Christian County - 180 veterinary technicians

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of veterinary technicians in the state of Missouri will grow to 1,380. This would require a 27% growth in the profession.


A veterinary technician in Missouri earns $30,320 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Missouri veterinary technicians earned as little as less than $15,630 per year or as much as more than $29,670 per year. The counties in Missouri with the highest average salary for a veterinary technician are:

  1. Franklin County - $32,980 per year
  2. Bond County - $30,110 per year
  3. Doniphan County - $24,630 per year

On average, veterinary technicians earns the least in the following Missouri counties:

  1. Christian County - $22,900 per year
  2. Doniphan County - $24,630 per year
  3. Bond County - $30,110 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Missouri statistics regarding a career in veterinary technology. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Missouri
  • Certificate in Veterinary Technology in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 1,170 $30,320 27.2%

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