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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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  • Veterinary Technician - AS Degree
Penn Foster Career School Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 46% (128 reviews)
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Campuses: Logan
Annual Tuition $21,520 Recommend Rate 98% (45 reviews)
Campuses: Memphis, Memphis TN
Annual Tuition $10,427 - $11,995 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Randolph Center
Annual Tuition $27,002 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Houston
Annual Tuition $14,640 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Blacksburg
Annual Tuition $31,014 Recommend Rate 95% (40 reviews)
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Annual Tuition $14,450 Recommend Rate 12% (26 reviews)
Campuses: Gallatin
Annual Tuition $16,109 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Pullman
Annual Tuition $25,817 Recommend Rate 89% (47 reviews)
Campuses: Detroit, Taylor
Annual Tuition $3,842 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Weatherford
Annual Tuition $5,280 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Canyon
Annual Tuition $9,117 Recommend Rate 100% (10 reviews)
Campuses: Morgantown
Annual Tuition $23,616 Recommend Rate 100% (17 reviews)
Campuses: Sioux City
Annual Tuition $4,224 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Winter Garden
Annual Tuition $3,422 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Chambersburg
Annual Tuition $24,452 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Kaneohe
Annual Tuition $8,200 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Yakima, Grandview
Annual Tuition $4,832 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Prescott, Clarkdale, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, <span class='has-tip' title='... Sedona'>...
Annual Tuition $8,976 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Wells
Annual Tuition $6,330 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: York, Lancaster, Altoona
Annual Tuition $32,074 Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Marysville
Annual Tuition $6,284 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)

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