Earn Your Veterinary Technician Degree in New York

If you’re looking for a career working with animals in New York City, becoming a veterinary technician might be the right path for you. Our AVMA-CVTEA accredited Veterinary Technician training program will teach you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the veterinary field. Our program also offers the opportunity to gain real-world vet technician experience through externships, where you will work side-by-side with veterinarians near you in New York. Upon completion of your externship, you will earn your associate degree and prepare for the VTNE exam.

As the largest city in the country, New York is home to countless pets who depend on veterinary professionals for their health and well-being. With demand for veterinary technicians growing¹ in New York state and competitive salary ranges, it’s a great time to start a Veterinary Technician program to begin the path toward a rewarding career in the veterinary industry.

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New York Veterinary Technician Job Prospects

The New York Metropolitan area has the highest employment level for vet techs in the country and with a national growth rate of 20% through 2026,² the time to pursue your Veterinary Technician degree is now! The average salary for a veterinary technician in the New York City area is $42,960 with fluctuations depending on education attainment, experience and precise location.

There are many career opportunities for Vet Techs in New York City including:
  • Small and large animal veterinary practices
  • Zoos and wildlife facilities
  • Humane societies or animal control facilities
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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 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 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 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 Course Details

Earning your Associate Degree is made simple with Penn Foster’s online Veterinary Technician program, offering our students mobile learning, student support and payment plans that work for you. Each course will help prepare you for a career in veterinary science from anatomy and physiology to animal nutrition.

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

Vet Tech Tuition in New York

At Penn Foster, we know that everyone’s budget for education is different, that’s why we offer a selection of affordable payment options for our Veterinary Technician Degree program. Visit our tuition page to learn the specifics about tuition pricing and your options.
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¹ https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ny.htm

² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition on the Internet here.