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Train to Become a Veterinary Technician in San Diego

If you love animals, becoming a veterinary technician could be the dream job you’ve been searching for. Trained veterinary technicians are in demand across the country, so there’s no better time than now to start learning! You don’t have to let a busy schedule or a long commute stand in your way - with Penn Foster College’s fully AVMA-CVTEA accredited veterinary technician degree program, you can start preparing for a job in the field on your schedule, from home.

Employment in Jacksonville, Florida has been on the rise, with job growth expected to increase by 44%¹ in the next ten years. And with Florida being the third-highest state for employment² of veterinary technicians, earning your degree in the field can help you prepare to be a competitive applicant to jobs in your area!

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 Jacksonville

Penn Foster College helps our veterinary technician students in Jacksonville 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 veterinary technician 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 Florida

The cost of a nationally accredited and fully AVMA-CVTEA recognized veterinary technician program should never be dependent on where you live. Students from 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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