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Vet Tech Online Program?

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by loveebugg, May 14, 2014.

  1. loveebugg


    May 14, 2014
    Hi! I was looking into getting into an online vet tech program. I was wondering about how many clinics would accept a degree that was done online? I know in order for me to get the hands on experience I have to call some of my local clinics and see who would mentor me. I was basically just wondering is this is a good idea? Also if you know any good schools with awesome reviews I would love to hear them! Thank you so much in advance!
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  3. VetAshley2117


    Feb 27, 2014
    Cedar valley college has a pretty reputable online program. I went to the actual on campus classes and loved it. You might check them out I know they have students from across the country that use their online program.
  4. dogluver1994

    dogluver1994 2+ Year Member

    May 25, 2013
    I think that Penn Foster also has a online program.
  5. Fly Racing

    Fly Racing 2+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2012
    First of all, make sure it is an avma accredited program. I feel like the other programs take quite a bit of people's money without setting them up properly to become certified. I know in my state, you can only sit for boards for certification if you went to an accredited program.
  6. VetAshley2117


    Feb 27, 2014
    It's in all states. You have to be a graduate from an AVMA accredited school. The VTNE is the national board exam and I'm not sure if every state has a state board exam or not. I'm sure most do as to becoming registered, certified, or licensed you have to typically take both.
  7. TooLove

    TooLove 2+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    I'd just like to chime in that you need to be highly motivated to put yourself through an online program like that. My only personal experience is a client we had do the Penn Foster program, and she may not have been the best candidate for something like that (especially when we have two very good tech programs in the area). She did her first preceptorship with us and the staff was not impressed, she's due to take the VTNE soon so we'll see how that goes. I know that we found it difficult to find the time to get all of the things she needed to check of her list done in a busy clinic setting as well. I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it's not for everyone.
  8. UFprevet12

    UFprevet12 Auburn c/o 2018!!

    Nov 23, 2013
    I agree that it's not for everyone. Also, that it takes some people longer to complete than others. My coworker did the Penn Foster program and it took her four years to compete a two year program. She was a full time tech and her English is not that good so it took her a little longer than most people. She definitely had the motivation and drive to do it and I know she worked her butt off to get that degree.

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