Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma

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Learn the skills you need to begin a career as a Veterinary Assistant – at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster.

Our Veterinary Assistant Program is one of two 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 join 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 career in a growing field.

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

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

Pet owners increasingly take advantage of veterinary services, spurring employment growth for Veterinary Assistants. That means more opportunity for you!

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School?

As a leader in online education, Penn Foster Career School helps students take the first steps toward a new career with over 80 diploma and certificate programs. Our online programs are regionally and 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.


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