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Veterinary Technician Degree

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

The demand for Veterinary Technicians is expected to increase 21% in the next 10 years.¹ The average annual salary for Veterinary Technicians is $38,240.¹

Discover Why Students Love Our Program!

  • Interactive Content: Award-winning vet tech terminology mobile memory game and e-modules in the learner center.
  • Largest Student Community: One of the largest student bodies in the nation, and a vibrant online Vet Tech Student Community.
  • Short Lessons and No Deadlines: Your materials are broken down into short, manageable lessons.
  • Live Webinars: Attend optional webinars and workshops to help you master your coursework.

Why Choose Our Vet Tech Program?

  • Full Accreditation: One of only a few online vet tech degree programs with full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association. 
  • Expert Faculty Team: Including practitioners, authors, and officers and committee chairs of state and national veterinary technology education associations. 
  • Employer Connections: We have partnerships with some of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country including VCA, Banfield, and BluePearl. 


Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma

  • NAVTA-approved program
  • Finish in as little as 12 months3
  • Hands-on externship program
  • Custom-designed, mobile-friendly learning platform

Penn Foster Vet Tech School Features

Hands-on Vet Tech Experience

Included in the vet tech program are two clinical externships where you can gain valuable hands-on experience working under the guidance of licensed veterinarians and certified vet techs. You can choose to complete your externships at a veterinary clinic or hospital near you, or you can apply through our partner, VCA Animal Hospitals.²

AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation

Penn Foster College's Vet Tech Associate Degree program has full accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) so graduates are eligible to sit for the VTNE examination. Additionally, Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Student Stories

Brooke A.

2023 Veterinary Technician Graduate

“I was able to work full time and go back to school. If I wasn't given this opportunity, I would have never gotten my license.”

Rebecca C.

2024 Veterinary Technician Graduate

“For persons with hands on experience, I found it to be an effective fast way to be able to expand knowledge and pass the VTNE.”

Katherine M.

2024 Veterinary Technician Graduate

“Completing PF helped me advance in my career and increase my pay and hours. I will be able to become licensed due to completing the program as well.”

Patrick D.

2023 Veterinary Technology Graduate

“I had a great experience, learned a lot of new things. I even was so thrilled with the experience I've been telling everyone I know about it. Even had a friend enroll!”

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 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 Technologists and Technicians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed October 2, 2023.

² Vet Tech Associate Degree requires the student to complete an externship in both Semester 2 and Semester 4. Students will be required to obtain health insurance prior to the start of their externships. All costs associated with the externships are the responsibility of the student. Students are asked to identify externship sites and are expected to complete a minimum of 450 hours of practice in the program. The Vet Clinical Coordinator validates that the placement is in a viable environment that provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the required competencies. 

3The estimated completion time for this program is based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from 5/2021 – 4/2022, excluding withdrawals.