"Penn Foster gave my the confidence and knowledge to seamlessly step into my role as an educator, surgery technician and manager."
Nicole L., Vet Tech Graduate
"I took a stack of online education programs to my veterinarian and said, 'If you had to hire somebody from any of these schools, which one would you choose?' He took some time and came back to me and said 'Penn Foster.'"
Elizabeth E., Vet Tech Graduate
"Without Penn Foster I would more than likely still be working in retail. Penn Foster gave me the courage and direction to finally work in the field I had wanted."
Tammy C., Vet Tech Graduate
Q. What is the salary for a Veterinary Technician role?
A. Veterinary technicians have a median salary of $33,400 per year,³ and job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.
Q. What can I do with a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree?
A. Licensed veterinary technicians can find positions in various environments such as small and large animal veterinary practices, zoos and wildlife facilities, humane societies or animal control centers, and even research facilities.
Q. How much does a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree cost?
A. Tuition costs up to $79 per credit, with the semester fee adjusting slightly based on our current offer. Visit our tuition page for the most current tuition information.
Q. Is the Veterinary Technician degree accredited?
A. Penn Foster College's Vet Tech Associate Degree program has full accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Additionally, Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
Q. What Veterinary Technician skills will I learn in this degree program?
A. Skills covered in the Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program include fundamentals of pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, anesthesia, surgical nursing, laboratory procedures, imaging, laboratory animal procedures, avian, exotic, small mammal, and fish procedures, and other veterinary basics. College level courses also build a well-rounded skill set in areas such as computer and information literacy, written and interpersonal skills, humanities, liberal arts, math, and sciences.
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