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Veterinary Technician Classes in Houston

In Houston, Texas, the rate of job growth for all occupations continues to rise,¹ exceeding the national rate for the 27th month in a row as of January 2020. For those in the area looking to start a career in animal care, the outlook is even better! The Houston metropolitan area is the fifth highest employer of veterinary technicians in the nation, so it’s a great time to start taking the next steps toward preparing for your dream job caring for pets and their families.

Texas is one of the top ten states for dog ownership,² among other companion animals, with 44% of households having at least one pet. Pet owners rely on veterinarians and skilled vet techs to ensure their furry family is healthy, which makes becoming a veterinary technician a rewarding career for those who love animals. With Penn Foster College’s fully AVMA-CVTEA accredited Veterinary Technician Degree program, you can train for your dream job on your schedule and with no enrollment deadlines you can get started as soon as you’re ready!

Whys Choose Penn Foster's Vet Tech Online Program

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 up to $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
With a competitive curriculum and affordable tuition, our vet tech program is perfect for all kinds of candidates. Watch this video for an introduction to our program by Director Dr. Jim Hurrell!

Veterinary Technician School in Houston

Penn Foster College helps our veterinary technician students in Houston succeed in your personal, academic, and professional lives. Throughout your 4-semester degree program, you’ll cover the foundational and general education courses that can help you prepare for success. From animal anatomy and physiology to medical nursing and pharmacology, your vet tech classes will help you prepare to build the knowledge to be a confident veterinary technician, while also gaining hands-on training through 2 required externships.
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Veterinary Technician Class Cost in Texas

The cost of a nationally accredited and fully AVMA-CVTEA recognized veterinary technician program should never be dependent on where you live. Students from Houston and across the country pay the same total tuition price and have the opportunity to take advantage of affordable monthly payment plans. Get more information about our different payment plans and low down payments including our current tuition offer!
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