Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma

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Learn the skills to take the first steps towards a career as a Veterinary Assistant – at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster College.

Our Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma is one of only three online programs in the US with approval from National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

When you graduate from Penn Foster, you will be prepared to start your path towards joining the veterinary workforce. At the end of the Penn Foster Vet Assistant program, you are eligible, but not required, to sit for the Approved Veterinary Assistant examination. Upon successful completion of the exam you will earn the title of Approved Veterinary Assistant.

And you’ll learn it all at home – no classroom needed! You’ll get valuable information about animal-related issues from care and handling to veterinary practice and administration. It’s like having your own personal Veterinary Assistant school.

Start a rewarding path in a growing field.

Why take a Veterinary Assistant training program? With the right credentials and experience, you can:

  • Be an important part of a professional veterinary staff.
  • Work at a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, kennel, or laboratory.

Demand for professional Veterinary Assistants is projected to grow 19% by 2026.1 Pet owners increasingly take advantage of veterinary services, spurring employment growth for Veterinary Assistants. That means more opportunity those working in this field!



Why Choose Penn Foster College?

Join the 44,000 students who graduated from our High School, Career School, and College in 2017 by exploring a wide variety of career programs in a number of diverse industries.

As a leader in online education, Penn Foster College helps students take the first steps toward a new career with our career diploma, degree, and undergraduate certificate programs. Our online programs are nationally accredited, flexible, and affordable. You will get the quality you deserve with our faculty of instructors and industry experts, support from our active student community, and career services you can start using as soon as you enroll.



To take advantage of our special TUITION DISCOUNTS or to ask questions about any of our programs, please call us toll-free at 1.888.427.1600, or click below to request more information.



* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, on the Internet at Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.