Veterinary Technician

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Veterinary Technician Training for Your Employees

With Penn Foster’s AVMA-CVTEA accredited Veterinary Technician Degree, your employees can train on their schedule and prepare to sit for the VTNE. Learners will develop fundamental skills in veterinary medicine and get hands-on experience through two required externships. Providing industry-recognized training can grow your practice while increasing client and employee retention.

  • Program curriculum is aligned with AVMA-CVTEA standards, ensuring your veterinary staff are an asset to your practice.
  • Graduates are prepared to sit for the VTNE.
  • Interactive course content includes animations, simulations, and webinars designed to help learners retain and apply their new knowledge to real world situations.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to expert instructors and coaches, ensuring your learners or employees successfully progress through training.
Self Paced
veterinary technician checks dog's ear.

Exam Preparation

Prepare your employees for the following certification exam:  

  • The Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards

Veterinary Technician Training Curriculum

  • 4 semesters
  • 31 exams
  • 73 credits
  • 2 externships

Aligned with AVMA-CVTEA standards, the Veterinary Technician Degree is designed to prepare learners to fill this critical role at any practice, large or small. Online courses in the four-semester degree include:

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Nursing for Veterinary Technicians
  • Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
  • Radiography for Veterinary Technicians

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Our Partners

As the trusted training provider for leading employers, education providers, and job training organizations, Penn Foster designs and delivers digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America's fastest-growing fields and professions.
How it works
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Janet McConnell, CVT

Program Director, Veterinary Nursing Development NVA Compassion-First

"We are extremely pleased to offer our expanded, ground-breaking employer-supported development program for our veterinary nursing teams that allows them to make a choice for their educational program and career path."

Our Proven Training Model

High-quality, online skills training for your employees.

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet
  • 24/7 access to online resource library and knowledge base

Engaging Content

  • Programs include simulations, videos, and virtual demos
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts
  • Real-time feedback enables efficient mastery of material

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our faculty
  • Access to peer-to-peer community of learners

Real World Credentials

  • Training programs focus on today’s in-demand job skills
  • Content developed by professional leaders in the field
  • Courses align to industry certifications and accreditation

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