Vet Tech Schools in Nebraska

If you want to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Nebraska you need to have completed a course at an accredited college or university.  Veterinary Technicians are regulated by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

The vet tech school you attend must be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The other requirement is that if you have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which, as the name implies is a national exam.   All the colleges below offer two year courses which enable you to qualify as a vet tech.

The AVMA has accredited 3 vet tech schools in Nebraska.

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture was founded in 1965, having previously been the site of a high school.  It is situated in the small town of Curtis in southwestern Nebraska, in Frontier county.  The College owns a large number of animals with whom students can work in the course of their studies.

The college offers a two year Associate Degree in Applied Science.  The college describes its course in the following terms:

“The program is American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited with the curriculum based around the AVMA essential tasks and skill list.”

The college also offers a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in collaboration with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Veterinary Technology Program
RR3, Box 23A
Curtis, NE 69025

Northeast Community College

The Northeast Community College was founded in 1973.  It was accredited by the AVMA in 1997.

It offers a 2 year Associate Degree in Applied Science.

The subjects covered include:

  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiology and Ultrasonography
  • Clinical Nursing of Companion Animals
  • Lab Animal Science
  • Veterinary Office Practices
  • Clinical Nursing of Large Animals
  • Principles of Veterinary Surgical Nursing and Dentistry
  • Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians
  • Clinical Nursing of Avian and Exotics
  • An internship to develop practical hands on skills

Northeast Community College
Veterinary Technician Program
801 E. Benjamin Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469

Vatterott College

Vatterott College has sites in 19 campuses in 9 different states.  It offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Omaha, Nebraska.

It was accredited by the AVMA in 1984.

It describes its veterinary technician program as follows:

“Graduates will possess skills in the handling and restraint of animal patients, nursing care, veterinary office procedures, sterilization, radiology, pharmacology, hematology, blood chemistry, parasitology, microbiology procedures, anesthesia and surgical assistance. Students will also have a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, veterinary laboratory procedures, and sterile surgical techniques.”

Vatterott College
Veterinary Technician Program
11818 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137-1237

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