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Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree

If you’re looking to accelerate your career in the veterinary technology or veterinary nursing field, our AVMA-CVTEA fully accredited Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program may be right for you. This completion program is specifically designed for students who have already earned an AVMA-accredited associate degree. In our online program, you can study around your busy schedule and prepare for the veterinary field at your own pace. Increase your earning potential with our affordable, flexible, online bachelor’s degree program and take the next step on your veterinary technologist career journey today. If you haven’t yet earned an A.S. or A.A.S. degree, then our A.S. degree program may be the program for you.

Why Earn a Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree?

The need for trained professionals to take care of animals is on the rise. With a projected 20% growth rate through 2026¹ in the field, now is a great time to pursue your training with Penn Foster College. You may qualify for positions above entry level and increase your earning potential with our online Bachelor of Applied Science completion Degree in Veterinary Technology. Learn essential skills with courses like Advanced Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, Preventative Health Care & Integrative Medicine for Animals, and more.
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Why Choose Penn Foster's Vet Tech Online Program

Accreditation
Full AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation
Our program is one of only two Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree programs with full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Associate (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 Veterinary Technology Student community, and interactive curriculum make for an engaging online learning experience that will help you take steps towards becoming a credentialed Veterinary Technician.

Penn Foster Veterinary Hospital Partners

Penn Foster has partnerships with some of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country including Banfield, VCA, BluePearl, Pet Partners, and Compassion-First, 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.
Pet Partners
Pet Partners practices range in size from two-veterinarian clinics to large group animal hospitals, and 24-hour emergency hospitals. Regardless of the size, each of the hospitals in the Pet Partners’ community is encouraged to retain their unique culture and personal style while.
Compassion-First
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of veterinary hospitals working in partnership to advance medicine, empower growth, and provide the very best treatments available today.
Penn Foster Veterinary Partners
20% Growth Rate
As the number of pets per household increases, the need for trained professionals to take care of our furry friends is on the rise. With a projected 20% growth rate through 2026¹ in the field, now is a great time to pursue your training with Penn Foster College. Veterinary Technicians and Technologists have an average salary of $35,560² per year and credentialed Vet Techs can find positions in various environments such as:
  • Small and large animal veterinary practices
  • Zoos and wildlife facilities
  • Teaching
  • Research Facilities
Take your next step toward a rewarding career helping animals with Penn Foster’s AVMA accredited online Veterinary Technology degree!

Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree Program Course Details

In our Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree Program, you’ll take courses such as Understanding the Human Animal Bond, which examines the human-animal connection through many lenses. You’ll also complete a Veterinary Technology Capstone Course. In this capstone course, you’ll have the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned throughout the program in either the Veterinary Practice Management or Veterinary Technician Specialist tracks.

Curriculum
I would recommend Penn Foster to anyone in the world. This school gave me a second chance to show my greatness and helped me succeed as an individual in life today. The teachers and students were friendly and the work was very easy and understandable. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to pursue a school like that.
Synquis H.,
Penn Foster Graduate
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Tuition

With Penn Foster’s affordable tuition, you can get started on your Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree online today.

FAQ

Q. What is the salary for a Veterinary Technology role?

A. Veterinary technicians have a median salary of $35,560 per year,² and job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.

Q. What can I do with a Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree?

A. Licensed veterinary technicians can find positions in various environments such as biomedical research, military service, food safety inspection, zoo and wildlife care, veterinary supply stores and more!

Q. How much does a Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree cost?

A. Tuition costs up to $107 per credit, with the semester fee adjusting slightly based on our current offer. Visit our tuition page for the most current tuition information.

Q. Is the Veterinary Technology degree accredited?

A. Penn Foster College's Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree program has full accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Additionally, Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Q. What Veterinary Technician skills will I learn in this degree program?

A. Skills covered in the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program include fundamentals of veterinary pharmacology, nursing of domestic animal species, animal anesthesia, surgical nursing, laboratory procedures, research in vet technology, preventative health care, veterinary emergency & critical care, and other veterinary basics. College level courses also build a well-rounded skill set in areas such as computer and information literacy, written and interpersonal skills, humanities, liberal arts, math, and sciences.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet here.

² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, on the Internet here.