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Veterinary Technician Schools in California

California, the Golden State, gained statehood in 1850 and has a population of over 37,253,956 in 2010 as per U.S. Census Bureau.  California is home to over 7,200 veterinary technicians. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2009 Veterinary technicians in California have an average annual salary of $29,130 or approximately $14.01 per hour. To become a veterinary technician in California you should attend a veterinary technician school. Generally, large cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco have schools offering both associates and bachelors degrees in the field.  Upon graduating from a veterinary technician school in California you will need to pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).  The VTNE is 4 hours long and covers such topics as pharmacology, laboratory procedures, and surgical preparation.


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