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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 19% 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 $26,140,² which can vary based on your training, experience, and the market for veterinary professionals in your area.

Penn Foster Vet Assistant Diploma Features

NAVTA-Approved

A Customized Learning Experience

While Veterinary Assistants are not required to be a graduate of a NAVTA-approved program, based on a recent employer survey, 87% of Veterinary practices are more likely to hire a Veterinary Assistant who graduated from a NAVTA approved program*.

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.

* Penn Foster "Veterinary Technician and Assistant Employer Survey." August 22, 2014.


Why Choose Penn Foster College?

Self-Paced Program

Accredited

Dedicated Faculty

Relevant Coursework

Affordable Education

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

You tell us when you want to graduate. We will give you day-to-day goals to help you keep on track.

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

Course topics include Body Systems, Animal Nursing, Radiology and Surgical Preparation, and more.

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

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, 

on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-assistants-and-laboratory-animal-caretakers.htm


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

on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-assistants-and-laboratory-animal-caretakers.htm