Veterinary Technician Programs
Regardless of which veterinary tech specialty you choose, you may need to have a love for animals, basic math and analytical skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and potentially grueling environment, and the capability to communicate effectively with pet owners.
Veterinary technicians may work at a private practice, under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian. Technicians may help gather medical histories, collect blood, tissue, or other specimens that might be helpful in diagnosing the patient, and assist in medical or surgical procedures.
A slightly smaller percentage of veterinary technicians may also work at research facilities to learn more about the care and treatment of animals, or to conduct other animal-related research projects.
Employment Prospects for Vet Techs
Vet tech jobs are expected to grow by 52% by 2020 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth is much faster than average with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $20,500, and the top 10 percent earning more than $44,030.
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- Earn your AVMA-CVTEA fully accredited Veterinary Technician Associate Degree online from Penn Foster College.
- Graduates of our vet tech program will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) in order to be credentialed as a licensed veterinary technician.
- At only $85 per credit with low monthly payment plans and 0% interest, our vet tech program is one of the most affordable programs in the country.
- Penn Foster College’s award-winning Veterinary Academy Team includes licensed veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians with over 100+ years of experience teaching vet tech students.
- Over 160 students graduated from Penn Foster College’s Vet Tech program in 2016, more than any other program in the country.
- Penn Foster College’s 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
- Online Courses
- Offers a program that translates work and military experience into college credit, transfers in credit from other college programs, and offers the flexibility of day, evening and online coursework.
- Provides in-person tutoring, IT support, access to library resources, and job placement assistant for graduates.
- Features a new blended-learning curriculum, which involves a mix of campus and online courses.
- Has 11 campuses across Southern California, Washington, and Alaska, and online courses with campus support.
- Flexible Scheduling
- Accelerated Programs
- Financial Aid
- Transferable Credits