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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)
Campuses: Online
  • Veterinary Technician - AS Degree
Penn Foster Career School Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 46% (128 reviews)
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Campuses: Denver
Annual Tuition $11,963 Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pomona
Annual Tuition $19,219 Recommend Rate 100% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Columbus, Lima, Marion
Annual Tuition $29,696 Recommend Rate 98% (88 reviews)
Campuses: Stillwater
Annual Tuition $23,776 Recommend Rate 95% (20 reviews)
Campuses: Fairmont
Annual Tuition $11,684 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: College Station
Annual Tuition $36,606 Recommend Rate 96% (56 reviews)
Campuses: River Falls
Annual Tuition $15,586 Recommend Rate 100% (12 reviews)
Campuses: Blacksburg
Annual Tuition $31,014 Recommend Rate 95% (40 reviews)
Campuses: Pullman
Annual Tuition $25,817 Recommend Rate 89% (47 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 62% (342 reviews)
Campuses: West Lafayette
Annual Tuition $28,794 Recommend Rate 92% (51 reviews)
Campuses: Clearwater
Annual Tuition $11,607 Recommend Rate 55% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 66% (165 reviews)
Campuses: Farmington
Annual Tuition $4,114 Recommend Rate 33% (9 reviews)
Campuses: West Jordan, Salt Lake City
Annual Tuition $14,850 Recommend Rate 25% (16 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 46% (128 reviews)
Campuses: Grove City
Annual Tuition $16,275 - $16,500 Recommend Rate 17% (18 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio, Bedford
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pasco, Bellingham, Vancouver, Fife
Annual Tuition $21,908 Recommend Rate 24% (45 reviews)
Campuses: Rochester, Buffalo
Annual Tuition $28,360 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Normal
Annual Tuition $18,236 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Graham, Burlington
Annual Tuition $7,028 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,784 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Berrien Springs
Annual Tuition $28,436 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews)
Campuses: San Angelo
Annual Tuition $17,161 Recommend Rate 100% (9 reviews)
Campuses: Seattle
Annual Tuition $13,438 Recommend Rate 50% (46 reviews)
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $8,746 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,930 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Auburn
Annual Tuition $29,640 Recommend Rate 94% (33 reviews)

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