Train to Become a Veterinary Technician in San Diego

If you love working with animals and want to begin a career that makes a difference, becoming a vet tech could be the right move for you. And with the need for credentialed veterinary technicians projected to increase 20% in the state of California¹ in the next ten years, there’s no better time to get started than now.

In San Diego, trained veterinary technicians can earn an average salary of $42,619² — around $20.49 per hour. And with nearly 40% of Californians³ owning at least one dog, and many others who have cats or other companion animals, an enthusiastic vet tech can have the opportunity to help a variety of pets and their owners throughout their career. Earning your online veterinary technician degree can help you take the next steps toward building a career in the San Diego animal healthcare field! With Penn Foster’s fully AVMA-CVTEA accredited program, you can develop the skills and knowledge to be a success in the role around your schedule.

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 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 School in San Diego

Penn Foster College helps our veterinary technician students in San Diego succeed in their 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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Vet Technician Class Cost in California

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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