What Does a Vet Tech Do?
Veterinary Technicians handle many of the same responsibilities that nurses perform for doctors. They obtain and record patient histories, collect specimens, perform lab procedures, prepare animals and instruments for surgery, assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures, and advise and educate animal’s owners.
What does a vet tech do if working in the biomedical research field?
Veterinary Technicians employed in a biomedical research facility perform other duties under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, a biomedical research worker, or other scientist, such as supervising the humane care and handling of research animals and assisting in the implementation of research projects.
Why Choose Penn Foster’s Online Vet Tech Degree Program?
Fully Accredited: One of only a handful of online vet tech degree programs with full accreditation from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)
VTNE Preparation: Since Penn Foster College’s online vet tech degree program has full AVMA-CVTEA accreditation, graduates are eligible to sit for the VTNE examination
Accomplished Faculty: Including practitioners, authors, officers and committee chairs of state and national veterinary technology education associations
Affordable Cost, Amazing Value: One of the most affordable programs in the country: Pay just $79 per credit, plus 0% interest payment plans available
Average Cost of a Penn Foster College Credit: $79
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Associate Degree programs from Penn Foster College are awarded under licensing from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.
Licensing requirements for Registered Veterinary Technicians vary greatly from state to state throughout the United States and may contain specific educational course approvals. You should contact your state’s appropriate licensing bureau for the current requirements, or your state legislature for pending legislation.
² This program 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.