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Many people consider their pets to be as beloved family members as anyone else in the household. When medical attention is required, pet owners look to their veterinarian to provide exactly what is needed to promote the animal's recovery. Veterinary medicine is no less complicated than human medical care; vets must understand how to care for myriad animals for their services. Veterinary technicians work right alongside veterinarians in a way almost analogous to the ways in which a nurse would serve a doctor or physician. Vet technicians, too, must display diverse and comprehensive knowledge of many different animals.

These technicians perform tests and are trained in the diagnosis of many conditions that animals may be afflicted with. Additionally, veterinarians working in animal research may request the presence of a technician to support their work in the field. Naturally, people who love animals and long to care for them are drawn to this profession. However, veterinary technician work is sometimes arduous, requiring heavy lifting and an ability to withstand emotionally difficult and occasionally dangerous scenarios.

Vet technicians can train for either two or four years in order to earn the degree necessary to take up the job; each degree results in a slightly different job title, each calling for specific and unique demands. As pets continue to be regarded more frequently as prized family members, veterinary care will continue to augment, as will the demand for vet technicians, of whom there are actually quite few in the industry. One popular workplace for vet technicians is, understandably, the zoological and aquarium community. Entering these sectors is quite difficult, due to the great competition.

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Penn Foster College Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 66% (165 reviews)
32 Programs, 1 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
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Penn Foster Career School Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 46% (128 reviews)
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Campuses: Woodward
Annual Tuition $1,582 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ocala
Annual Tuition $1,686 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ponca City
Annual Tuition $2,625 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Tucumcari
Annual Tuition $2,916 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Winter Garden
Annual Tuition $3,422 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Dodge City
Annual Tuition $3,510 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Houston, Katy, Stafford, Missouri City
Annual Tuition $3,756 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: The Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball, New Caney, <span class='has-tip' title='... Kingwood, Houston, Cypress'>...
Annual Tuition $3,760 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Logan, Woodruff
Annual Tuition $3,833 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Neosho, Cassville, Nevada, Webb City, <span class='has-tip' title='... Carthage, Greenfield, Lamar, Anderson, Monett, Mt Vernon'>...
Annual Tuition $3,840 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Detroit, Taylor
Annual Tuition $3,842 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Waco
Annual Tuition $3,990 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Rexburg
Annual Tuition $4,018 Recommend Rate 97% (34 reviews)
Campuses: Crownpoint
Annual Tuition $4,070 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Farmington
Annual Tuition $4,114 Recommend Rate 33% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Lakewood, Puyallup
Annual Tuition $4,197 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Sioux City
Annual Tuition $4,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Independence
Annual Tuition $4,320 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills
Annual Tuition $4,376 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Bellingham
Annual Tuition $4,387 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Blackwood
Annual Tuition $4,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Norfolk
Annual Tuition $4,545 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Naples
Annual Tuition $4,567 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Memphis
Annual Tuition $4,698 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Mount Vernon
Annual Tuition $4,700 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Longview
Annual Tuition $4,742 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Yakima, Grandview
Annual Tuition $4,832 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lawrenceville, Duluth
Annual Tuition $5,004 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Statesboro
Annual Tuition $5,008 Recommend Rate Add Review

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