Vet Tech Schools in Ohio

If you wish to become a veterinary technician (vet tech) in Ohio there are a number of vet tech schools in Ohio where you take your diploma course in Animal Health Technology for qualification as a vet tech.

To qualify to get a license to practice as a vet tech the school has to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) or the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Licensing Board (OVMLB).

The other requirement is that you have passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).  A 75% pass is required to enable the OVMLB to grant a licensing certificate.  Unlike many other states Ohio does not have a separate state exam for vet techs.

It is not possible to get a vet tech license without passing the VTNE.  No amount of experience working for a veterinarian as an assistant will make you eligible for licensing.

The AVMA has accredited 10 schools in Ohio.

Brown Mackie Colleges

Brown Mackie Colleges were first established in the late nineteenth century.  There are Brown Mackie Colleges in 15 states.  There are 4 Brown Mackie Colleges in Ohio which have been accredited by the AVMA for vet tech degrees.  They are:

1) Brown Mackie College – Akron
Veterinary Technology Program
809 White Pond Drive
Akron, OH 44333

The college in Akron was accredited in March 2011

2) Brown Mackie College – Cincinnati
1011 Glendale-Milford Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
The college in Cincinnati was accredited in June 2009

3) Brown Mackie College – Findlay
1700 Fostoria Ave., Suite 100
Findlay, OH 45840
The college in Findlay was accredited in February 2010

4) Brown Mackie College – North Canton
Veterinary Technology Program
4300 Munson St. NW
Canton, OH 44718

The College in Canton was accredited in February 2011
All these 4 colleges offer 2 year courses

5) Columbus State Community College

The Community College was founded in 1963.  It received its AVMA accreditation in 1974.  It is switching from quarters to semesters in autumn 2012.  It offers a two year course.  Students can choose a nine quarter evening class course or a seven quarter daytime course.

Columbus State Community College
Veterinary Technology Program
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43216

6) Cuyahoga Community College

The Community College was founded in 1963.  It was accredited for vet tech technology courses in 1998.  It offers a two year 4 semester course for a degree as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology.  It requires grade “C” in one year of high school in English, math and biology and/or chemistry.

Cuyahoga Community College
Veterinary Technology Program
11000 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Parma, OH 44130

7) Kent State University-Tuscarawas

Kent State University was accredited by the AVMA in 2008.  The curriculum involves 70 semester hours which may be undertaken on a whole time or part time basis, and leading to An Associate in Applied Science degree.

Kent State University-Tuscarawas
School of Veterinary Technology
330 University Drive NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

8 ) University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters (Blue Ash) College

Blue Ash is a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati.  It was opened in 1967 and was accredited by the AVMA in 1975.  “The program is divided into a freshman year (consisting of general education courses without animal contact) and a sophomore year (composed of both lecture and “hands-on” courses) …..

The sophomore curriculum consists of animal husbandry and diseases, hematology, anatomy and physiology, veterinary medical techniques, parasitology, urinalysis and clinical chemistry and clinical experience obtained outside the university.”  The freshman year can be done full time or part time.  The sophomore year requires full time study.

UC Blue Ash College
Veterinary Technology Program
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, OH 45236

9) Stautzenberger College – Maumee and Brecksville

The Stautzenburger College was founded in 1926.  Its main campus is at Maumee and there is a branch campus in Brecksville.  The Maumee College was accredited by the AVMA in 1996 and the Brecksville College in 2006.  Full time students complete the course in 27 months leading to an Associate degree in Applied Science.

Stautzenberger College-Maumee
Veterinary Technology Program
1796 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43537

Stautzenberger College – Brecksville
Veterinary Technology Program
8001 Katherine Blvd.
Brecksville, OH 44141

10) Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School-Columbus

Bradford School was founded in 1911 and was accredited by the AVMA in 2006.  It offers an Associate Degree course which full time students can complete in 18 months.

Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School-Columbus
2469 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219

All of these trainings produce a qualification for an Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.

If you qualify with this degree at one of these schools and pass the national exam you will be eligible to find employment as a vet tech in Ohio and your qualification is likely to be recognized in other states.

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