"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
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 serveral 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 facilites.
Q. How much does a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree cost?
A. Tuition costs about $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, labroratory 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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