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Distance Learning?

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by Eyssamae, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Eyssamae

    Jun 13, 2008
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    Are distance learning schools a complete waste in the vet tech career? I'm thinking that it would be quite difficult, because from what I read, there's a lot of hands-on activity. I just wondered, because there isn't a vet school anywhere near where I live, that I know of.

  2. LVT2DVM

    LVT2DVM UGA-CVM c/o 2013
    2+ Year Member

    Jan 30, 2008
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    Veterinary Student
    There are quite a few distance Tecnology programs that are quite excellent at adminstering the same educational objectives of a on-site program. That said, YOU have to be motivated to complete the work, but I think this hold true for any. Where the differences lie, are where you get you clinical training. On-site programs are able to provide instruction in a more standardized and consistant format. If you go distant ed, then your clinical training will be solely based on what vets/ vet techs you work with teach you. Good clinic= good training, not so great clinic= not so great training.
    I myself prefer on-site programs. But if you can get some recommendations from the school or OP about a good clinic to work in, then you should do okay. You will be required to work under a vet while in the program. You will be given objectives from the program that you will have to complete but the exact nature of the completion (ie quality) is subjective.

    I would choose a distance program based on
    a) has a schedule I can work with
    b) long standing history of established, ACCREDITED, program
    c) National licensing exam pass rate

    (probably more but I cant think of anything else right now. PM me if you have specific questions)
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