Veterinary Technology

Bachelor's Degree 36-48 mo

Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree

If you're looking to take the steps to get your veterinary career to the next level and advance your knowledge of animal health care, and already have a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree under your belt, Penn Foster's accredited online Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Program can help. With flexible online courses, you can build your job-ready knowledge and skills at your own pace as you learn from accomplished faculty. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how to apply the fundamentals of your veterinary background with a well-rounded skill set.

  • Penn Foster's Vet Tech Program is accredited through AVMA-CVTEA, which includes the Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science portion. 
  • This program is specifically designed for students who have already earned an AVMA-accredited associate degree.
  • Employment for veterinary technologists is in high demand. 
  • Penn Foster is a trusted partner of some of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country, including Banfield, VCA, and BluePearl.
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What You Will Learn

  1. How to understand the human-animal bond through many lenses.
  2. How to apply the knowledge learned through the Veterinary Technology Capstone Course in either the Veterinary Practice Management or Veterinary Technician Specialist tracks.
  3. How to apply the fundamentals of veterinary pharmacology, nursing of domestic animal species, animal anesthesia, surgical nursing, laboratory procedures, research in vet technology, preventative health care, veterinary emergency and critical care, and other veterinary basics. 
  4. How to build a well-rounded skill set in areas such as computer and information literacy, written and interpersonal skills, humanities, liberal arts, math, and sciences.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Veterinary Technologist Career Outcomes

Veterinary Technician

AVG SALARY*

$35,320/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS*

112,900

JOB GROWTH*

16%


Our programs are designed with job-readiness in mind. Study the skills you need to prepare for the VTNE to be credentialed as a licensed veterinary technician so you can get started on your career path with a new role or advance your current career.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing requirements for Registered Veterinary Technicians vary greatly from state to state throughout the United States and may contain specific educational course approvals. You should contact your state's appropriate licensing bureau for the current requirements, or your state legislature for pending legislation. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Vet Tech Student Success Stories

After completing their programs, graduates of our Veterinary Programs have begun careers in practices, clinics, hospitals, and zoos or have advanced in their current roles. Learn more about their experiences. 
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Synquis H.

2019 Penn Foster Graduate

"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."

Veterinary Technology Program Curriculum

  • 4 semesters
  • 26 exams
  • 23 courses

The Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Program helps to prepare you for additional career pathway opportunities above and beyond the entry-level opportunities that can be afforded by an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology. These include both additional clinical opportunities as well as hospital management opportunities. Your courses include:


  • Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
  • Advanced Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Practice Management
  • Advanced Animal Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing

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Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree Tuition

Our tuition for the Bachelor of Sciences in Veterinary Technology is meant to be affordable for your budget. Choose the payment plan that best suits you and start taking the next steps in your veterinary career today!

Option 1: Pay semester in full

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  • Start for $39 down
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Veterinary Technology Degree Program Reviews 

Our Proven Veterinary Technology Learning Model

Empowering Penn Foster students to reach their professional goals.

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Payment Plans

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Digital textbooks
  • Practical exercises

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Engaging online student community
  • Veterinary Technician Facebook Group

Supportive

  • Expert instructors
  • Robust learning resources
  • Dedicated student services team

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Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree FAQs

What's the difference between a veterinary technologist and a veterinary technician? 

Generally, the difference between a veterinary technician and a veterinary technologist is the level of education and experience each have. While vet techs and vet technologists - sometimes referred to as veterinary technician specialists - work together and perform many similar tasks, technologists are empowered to do more in-depth work and can even decide to specialize in a particular veterinary health field, such as oncology.

What is the salary for a veterinary technology role?

Veterinary technologists have a median salary of $35,320 per year, and job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.*  

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

Licensed vet technologists can apply for positions in various environments such as small and large animal hospitals, biomedical research, military service, food safety inspection, zoo and wildlife care, veterinary supply stores, and more!

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

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.

Is the veterinary technology degree accredited?

Penn Foster'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 is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

What veterinary technology skills will I learn in this degree program?

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.

Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Veterinary Technologists and Technicians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed March 8, 2021. 

 

Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.