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Veterinary Technician in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Veterinary Technology Programs in South Dakota

Approximately 0.0% of graduates in of South Dakota receive veterinary technology degrees every year. That means an estimated 9 veterinary technicians graduate from South Dakota's 2 veterinary technician schools each year.

Top Schools

National American University-Rapid City, which was ranked 87th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a veterinary technician program. It is located in Rapid City. 3 students graduated with a degree in veterinary technician from National American University-Rapid City in 2010. Students at National American University-Rapid City paid $12,038 per year in tuition fees.

Globe University-Sioux Falls, which is located in Houston, is the second largest veterinary technician school in South Dakota. Tuition at Globe University-Sioux Falls was 15660 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of South Dakota's veterinary technician schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,849 per year, though tuition can range from $15,660 per year to $12,038 per year. In 2010, the veterinary technician schools that charged the highest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year
  2. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year

The veterinary technician schools in South Dakota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. National American University-Rapid City - located in Rapid City, students are charged $12,038 per year
  2. Globe University-Sioux Falls - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $15,660 per year

A veterinary technician degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The highest percentage of veterinary technician graduates in South Dakota pursue careers as a veterinary technician. If you decide to work as a veterinary technician in South Dakota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 270 South Dakota veterinary technicians as of 2010. In South Dakota, the largest numbers of veterinary technicians work in the following counties:

  1. Beadle County - 70 veterinary technicians
  2. Meade County - 70 veterinary technicians
  3. Lincoln County


A veterinary technician in South Dakota earns $28,040 per year on average. In 2010, however, some South Dakota veterinary technicians earned as little as less than $20,010 per year or as much as more than $38,570 per year. The following counties in South Dakota have the highest average salaries for veterinary technicians:

  1. Lincoln County - $31,320 per year
  2. Beadle County - $26,690 per year
  3. Meade County - $25,050 per year

The South Dakota counties with the lowest average salary for veterinary technicians are:

  1. Meade County - $25,050 per year
  2. Beadle County - $26,690 per year
  3. Lincoln County - $31,320 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional South Dakota 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 South Dakota

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 270 $28,040 17.4%

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