Realize your dream to care for animals with the Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician Program. Work side-by-side with the veterinary team tending to the needs of animals. There is no classroom needed—learn it all at home. You’ll get valuable information about working as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician.
Earn Your Accredited Associate Degree
Penn Foster will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need:
- Routine and emergency first aid
- Prepare animals and instruments for surgery and x-rays
- Administer anesthesia and medications to animals and monitor their responses
- Collect laboratory samples for testing, such as blood, urine, or tissue
- Collect and record animals’ case histories
As a Vet Tech student with Penn Foster, you can learn at your own pace, gaining new skills in a flexible, convenient way. Earn your degree online and at home, or wherever you choose. You can even transfer your credits from another school.
How It Works
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Here’s what you can expect when you enroll:
- Books, study guides, and learning aids
- Expert instructional support
- Access to student services by phone, message board, and email
- Chat with students and faculty, find study partners, and join tutoring sessions on the Community
- Additional resources like our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising
- Graduate debt free with interest-free, low monthly payments
Training to help you ace the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Graduates of Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program consistently have a pass rate that is 15%-20% higher than the national average on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and achieve a pass rate of 90% or greater every year. Penn Foster Vet Tech degree graduates perform well on the VTNE and receive expert help from our faculty, which includes published authors, conference presenters, and even officers and committee chairs of state and national veterinary technology education associations.
This program requires the student to enroll in two practicums:
- VET130-Practicum 1 (200 hours) at the end of semester two
- VET230-Practicum 2 (250 hours) at the end of semester four
State Licensing Requirements
Licensing requirements for Veterinary Technicians vary greatly from state to state throughout the United States and may contain specific educational course approvals. You should contact your state's appropriate licensing bureau for the current requirements or your state legislature for pending legislation.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-technologists-and-technicians.htm