Find a Vet Tech College
2 Degrees from 2 Colleges

Vet Tech Schools & Career Information

39% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?

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.

Looking for a Degree? Search over 214,000 programs:
  • All (321)
  • Associate (193)
  • Bachelor's (97)
  • Master's (57)
  • Doctoral (42)
  • Certificate (96)
Accredited Colleges Offering Veterinary Technician Degrees
Partner Colleges Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
Partner Colleges
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)
123 Programs, 2 in Veterinary Technician (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Associate Degree in Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
Full List Annual Tuition Recommend Rate
Full List (321)
Campuses: West Jordan, Salt Lake City
Annual Tuition $14,850 Recommend Rate 25% (16 reviews)
Campuses: San Antonio, Bedford
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: El Dorado
Annual Tuition $5,070 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: San Luis Obispo
Annual Tuition $21,312 Recommend Rate 93% (40 reviews)
Campuses: Pomona
Annual Tuition $19,219 Recommend Rate 100% (11 reviews)
Campuses: Chico
Annual Tuition $19,228 Recommend Rate 100% (18 reviews)
Campuses: Fresno
Annual Tuition $18,465 Recommend Rate 87% (31 reviews)
Campuses: Blackwood
Annual Tuition $4,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw
Annual Tuition $8,892 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Spokane
Annual Tuition $13,975 - $54,125 Recommend Rate 23% (43 reviews)
Campuses: San Leandro
Annual Tuition $32,351 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Charleston
Annual Tuition $5,237 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Casper
Annual Tuition $7,536 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Lancaster
Annual Tuition $5,220 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Sanford
Annual Tuition $8,688 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Warner Robins
Annual Tuition $5,365 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Albuquerque
Annual Tuition $7,170 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Bend, Madras, Redmond, Prineville
Annual Tuition $9,855 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Pasco, Bellingham, Vancouver, Fife
Annual Tuition $21,908 Recommend Rate 24% (45 reviews)
Campuses: Chattanooga
Annual Tuition $15,727 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Miami, Gainesville, Ft. Lauderdale, Casselberry, <span class='has-tip' title='... Hollywood'>...
Annual Tuition $13,695 Recommend Rate 80% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Clemson
Annual Tuition $36,058 Recommend Rate 92% (26 reviews)
Campuses: Colby
Annual Tuition $5,130 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Twin Falls
Annual Tuition $6,720 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Point Lookout
Annual Tuition $19,130 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Visalia, Hanford
Annual Tuition $7,186 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Glenwood Springs, Rifle
Annual Tuition $10,840 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Fort Collins
Annual Tuition $28,903 Recommend Rate 97% (35 reviews)
Campuses: Columbia
Annual Tuition $16,131 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Columbus
Annual Tuition $8,430 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site.

This website also offers school data. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based on the student reviews submitted to our partner site GradReports), all of the data was collected in 2015-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. The NCES is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. The NCES data is updated annually as soon as it becomes available. The NCES does not release data into downloadable formats until it has been approved, so the most currently available data will not be for the most recent academic year. Salaries and job growth were collected in 2017-2018 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Financial aid information applies to those students who qualify for financial aid.

Colleges and Degrees takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content.

Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Recommendation rate refers to the percent of students who said they would recommend this school based on reviews submitted to our partner site, GradReports.com.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.