Veterinary Assistant Diploma

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Why Choose Our Vet Assistant Program?

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Books and learning aids included
  • Hands-on experience with your externship
  • Goal-setting and progress-tracking tools
  • Instructional support from our expert faculty
  • 24/7 access to Penn Foster's online Student Community, plus immediate membership in the Veterinary Assistant academic group
  • Personalized online student homepage and learning portal

Discover Why Students Love Our Program!

  • Start and Study When You Want: Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly learning platform, available 24/7.
  • Connect with Other Students: Connect in real-time with other Veterinary Assistant students in the Penn Foster Community, plus immediate membership in the Veterinary Assistant academic group.
  • Set Your Goals and Pace: Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
  • Hands-On Training: Apply what you've learned at the veterinary practice of your choice through our hands-on externship program.

Why It's a Great Time to Become a Veterinary Assistant

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterinary Assistant jobs are expected to grow 20% in the coming years, much faster than the average for all occupations.¹ With the Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant program, you'll learn important on-the-job skills like handling and restraint, providing emergency first aid to animals, using veterinary terminology, and more.

On average, the median entry-level salary for a veterinary assistant in the industry is $34,740,² which can vary based on your training, experience, and the market for veterinary professionals in your area.

Penn Foster Vet Assistant Diploma Features


A Customized Learning Experience

While graduation from a NAVTA-approved vet assistant program isn't a requirement for employment, employers often give preference to job applicants who have. Additionally, graduating from a NAVTA-approved program allows you to sit for industry certification exams that can strengthen your resume.

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

Self-Paced Program


Dedicated Faculty

Relevant Coursework

Affordable Education

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

Learn at your own pace with no deadlines or due dates. Our flexible programs allow you to study anytime, anywhere.

Our experienced faculty members are here to help you through the program.

Course topics include information to help expand your knowledge and advance your career.

Low monthly payment options. Quality education that's affordable and accessible.

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“Penn Foster is a wonderful school. I am so thankful. I was glad that I was able to complete my program online and spend time with my family, and not be stuck in a classroom.”

— Kate M., Veterinary Assistant Graduate

Penn Foster Career School, College, and High School have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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¹ *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed October 2, 2023

² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed October 2, 2023