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Veterinary Technician Associate Degree

Complete Your Veterinary Technician Degree in Dallas

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. Dallas has been seeing consistent growth in many industries, making now the perfect time to consider enrolling in a Veterinary Technician program. 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. Clinical externships can be completed at any licensed Dallas veterinary clinic or hospital that meets the site requirements. 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.

The consistent job growth, with accompanying wages comparable to national averages, makes Dallas a great place to become a veterinary technician! With a stable economy allowing for job growth, Dallas is one of the most promising cities to become a vet tech. Dallas is far above the national average in terms of growth in the health sector, a promising data set for employers and students alike. There is no better time to become a veterinary technician in Dallas!

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, we work hard to ensure each of our students receives a top-tier education with attention and care in addition to a challenging curriculum. Our Veterinary Technician program is no exception! Watch this video for an introduction to the program from Director Dr. Jim Hurrell!

Vet Tech Salary & Job Market in Dallas

With a 20% national growth rate through 2026,² now is a great time to pursue your Vet Tech degree online in Dallas. Penn Foster College can help you take the next step on your career path. There are many career opportunities for Vet Techs in the city:
  • Small and large animal veterinary practices
  • Zoos and wildlife facilities
  • Humane societies or animal control facilities
Veterinary Technicians in Dallas average an annual salary of $36,580,² which is above the national average. Veterinary technicians working in research positions often earn more than those in other fields.
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Vet Tech Program Reviews

"Penn Foster has been amazing! There's not many options for working moms to get back to school. I stay home with my kids during the day while my husband works, and then I work nights part time. With Penn Foster I can make my own schedule, timelines, and goals, all with great support from the community and instructors.'"

Jamie W., Vet Tech Graduate

"I chose to be a vet tech because I'm absolutely obsessed with animals. I knew this wouldn't be just any career for me but my lifelong dream to work with animals. The staff and instructors are always there when you need them. I'm learning new things everyday and it is very exciting. I love that we have the student community and Facebook page to connect with other students as well."

Bianca P., Vet Tech Graduate

"The Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician Program is a great program with easily understandable webinars and study materials. I have learned so much in just two years. I can go at my own pace while keeping a job and working from home. The Community has enabled so many students to interact and communicate with each other. The program director is also amazing and has given me great advice, even helped further my career!"

DeAnna S., Vet Tech Graduate

Veterinary Technician Course Details

Our Vet Tech Associate Degree program is designed with your career in mind, preparing you with all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the veterinary medicine field. In this program, you’ll cover a range of topics including animal anatomy and physiology, medical mathematics, radiology for veterinary technicians and much more.

After completing our program, students are immediately eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a fully licensed vet tech. If you are considering a vet tech program, be sure your options are certified by the American Veterinary Medical Association to guarantee you will be eligible for the (VTNE).

Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Curriculum
Tuition
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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 on the Internet here.
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