Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Training for Your Employees

Grow your practice and upskill your veterinary technicians with Penn Foster's Veterinary Technology Bachelor's Degree. Through this online completion degree, you can offer a clear career path for valued veterinary technicians while improving retention and patient quality of care. Learners will cover in-depth courses in advanced veterinary nursing and veterinary technology specialties, providing further value to your practice.

  • Fully AVMA-CVTEA accredited online completion program.
  • Geared toward employees who've completed an AVMA-approved associate degree, the completion degree in veterinary technology prepares workers to take the next steps in their veterinary career.
  • Includes wraparound learner support and access to expert instructors and coaches, ensuring your employees successfully progress through training.
Self Paced
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What Your Learners Will Study:

  1. Advanced veterinary pharmacology, building an understanding of various drugs used in veterinary medicine including the different types and functions of antimicrobials, anti-parasitics, disinfectants, and anti-inflammatory drugs.
  2. Build an understanding of the importance of proper preventative healthcare and rehabilitation for animals including proper nutrition, parasite control, and vaccine protocols.
  3. Become familiar with emergency and critical veterinary care including how to assess and manage emergencies, traumas, and CPR best practices.
  4. Build surgical nursing skills and understand surgical anesthesia fundamentals and techniques that allow for humane surgery to be performed on all animal species.

Veterinary Technology Training Curriculum

  • 4 semesters
  • 26 exams
  • 23 courses

Aligned with AVMA and industry standards, the online Bachelor's of Science in Veterinary Technology prepares your veterinary technicians to take the next step in their career at your practice. Online courses include:

  • Advanced Veterinary Pharmacology 
  • Preventative Healthcare and Integrative Medicine for Animals 
  • Advanced Animal Anesthesia and Surgical Nursing 
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 

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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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