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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: Tulsa
Annual Tuition $16,020 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $10,340 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Denver
Annual Tuition $14,673 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Alliance
Annual Tuition $6,616 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ithaca
Annual Tuition $52,853 Recommend Rate 98% (42 reviews)
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $8,208 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: Bronx
Annual Tuition $8,086 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Long Island City
Annual Tuition $8,098 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Cleveland, Brunswick, Warrensville Heights, Westlake, <span class='has-tip' title='... Highland Hills, Parma'>...
Annual Tuition $7,648 Recommend Rate 60% (5 reviews)
Campuses: Glendive
Annual Tuition $7,770 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Daytona Beach, DeLand
Annual Tuition $11,998 Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Dover, Georgetown, Wilmington
Annual Tuition $11,372 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Doylestown
Annual Tuition $38,000 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: New Orleans
Annual Tuition $8,368 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, <span class='has-tip' title='... Des Moines, Ames, Perry'>...
Annual Tuition $9,060 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Dodge City
Annual Tuition $3,510 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Sioux Center
Annual Tuition $30,000 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Dultuh
Annual Tuition $18,975 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Scooba
Annual Tuition $6,240 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Thatcher
Annual Tuition $11,250 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
Campuses: Cocoa
Annual Tuition $9,739 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Davenport
Annual Tuition $7,104 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Portales
Annual Tuition $11,788 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Campuses: Roswell
Annual Tuition $5,616 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Torrington
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Campuses: Los Altos Hills
Annual Tuition $8,752 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Bedford Park
Annual Tuition $15,160 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Campuses: Westminster
Annual Tuition $14,783 Recommend Rate 100% (6 reviews)
Campuses: Dallas
Annual Tuition $8,848 Recommend Rate Add Review

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