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Veterinary Technician Associate Degree

Complete your Veterinary Technician Degree Online

Our AVMA-CVTEA fully accredited Veterinary Technician training program can help you gain the skills to take the first steps towards an exciting new career in the booming field of veterinary technology. In our online veterinary technician school, you'll study a wide range of topics and gain real-world vet technician experience during the clinical externship portions of the program. Plus, our online courses allow you to earn your associate degree and prepare for the VTNE exam at home or on the go, and study on your schedule.

Why Choose Penn Foster's Vet Tech Online Program

Accreditation
Full AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation
Our program is one of only a few online veterinary technician degree programs with full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
Accomplished Faculty
Accomplished Faculty
Ready to support you every step of the way, our award-winning faculty includes licensed veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians, some of whom are authors of veterinary technology textbooks as well as national leaders in the profession.
Student Experience
Student Experience
Our expert faculty, strong Vet Tech student community, interactive curriculum, and required hands-on externship experience make for an engaging online learning experience that will help you take the first step towards becoming a certified Veterinary Technician.

Penn Foster Veterinary Hospital Partners

Penn Foster has partnerships with some of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country including Banfield, VCA, and BluePearl who recognize the quality of our AVMA-CVTEA accredited program.
Banfield
Banfield is the largest general-veterinary practice in the world with more than 1,000 hospitals in the US. More than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care for over three million pets annually.
VCA
VCA has over 750 hospitals nationwide. They attract some of the nation's most talented veterinarians and serve as a primary training ground for the industry's next generation of veterinary specialists. Through our partnership with VCA, you can apply for your externship at a VCA hospital near you.
BluePearl
BluePearl is a national provider of specialty and emergency veterinary care. With hospitals located throughout the country, BluePearl veterinarians use innovative procedures, high-tech equipment, and the latest treatment methods to provide comprehensive medical care to pets.
Penn Foster Veterinary Partners

Veterinary Technician Program Features

  • VTNE Preparation
    VTNE Preparation
    Penn Foster College’s Vet Tech program has full AVMA-CVTEA accreditation, so graduates are eligible to sit for the VTNE examination. Click here to view test scores for Penn Foster's Vet Tech students.
  • Affordable Cost, Amazing Value
    Affordable Cost, Amazing Value
    One of the most affordable programs in the country: Pay just $79 per credit, plus 0% interest payment plans available.
  • Largest Student Community
    Largest Student Community
    Penn Foster’s online Veterinary Technician degree program has one of the largest student bodies in the nation,¹ and a vibrant online Vet Tech Student Community.
  • Successful Alumni
    Successful Alumni
    Over 211 students graduated from Penn Foster's Vet Tech program in 2017, more than any other program in the country.
  • Interactive Content
    Interactive Content
    Award-winning vet tech terminology mobile memory game and e-modules in the student portal that include games and quizzes covering topics from your courses.
  • Book Option
    Book Option
    Choose between printed textbooks or online textbooks to best suit your learning needs.
Welcome to Penn Foster's Veterinary Academy
At Penn Foster College, we are incredibly proud of the hard work that goes into our Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program. From our award-winning faculty and staff and our passionate and hardworking community of students and alumni, we’d like to welcome you to Penn Foster’s Veterinary Academy.

Vet Tech Salary & Job Market

With a 20% growth rate through 2026,² now is a great time to pursue your Vet Tech degree online. Penn Foster College can help you take the next step on your career path. There are many career opportunities for Vet Techs:
  • Small and large animal veterinary practices
  • Zoos and wildlife facilities
  • Humane societies or animal control facilities
Veterinary Technicians salary an average is $32,490.² Veterinary technicians working in research positions often earn more than those in other fields.
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Vet Tech Program Reviews

"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

"I chose Penn Foster because it was very affordable. The Vet Tech Program is challenging, but in a good way, because it will make me the best technician that I could be."

Jenna B., Vet Tech Graduate

"I chose the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program because it works with my schedule. I study any time of day that I want... before I go to work or when I come home."

Morgan O., Vet Tech Graduate

Veterinary Technician Course Details

Penn Foster College's online Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program includes courses that will help you take the first step towards becoming a licensed veterinary technician. You'll cover animal anatomy and physiology, medical and surgical nursing, radiography, nutrition, and much more.

And, because our program is a certified veterinary technician program accredited by the American or Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, our graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) in order to be credentialed as a licensed veterinary technician.

Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Curriculum
Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Veterinary Technician Associate Degree online today.
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¹ The AVMA-CVTEA reported 15,866 active online associate degree students and Penn Foster reported 13,613 active students during the same time period.

² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electricians, on the Internet here. (Visited February 24, 2017)
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