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Vet tech program online

Earn your associate degree through our flexible, affordable, and career-focused vet tech program online. The program includes 270 hours of clinical experience, giving you hands-on practice working with animals while you do your coursework online. Upon graduating with your Veterinary Technician Associate Degree, you will be well-positioned to reach your potential in the booming pet care industry.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with our no interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


AVMA CVTEA accreditation

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) accredits Veterinary Technician Programs. Ashworth College has applied for accreditation through the AVMA CVTEA and the application has been accepted. New programs are eligible to receive initial accreditation after a CVTEA site visit. The CVTEA performed a site visit in August of 2018. Results are expected to be announced November 2018.

Application for accreditation does not guarantee accreditation. All students who graduate after accreditation has been granted will be recognized as graduates of an accredited veterinary technician program. For more information on the AVMA, visit www.avma.org.

What you get

  • Textbooks and/or comprehensive online resources
  • Personalized career guidance and faculty feedback
  • Online interaction with fellow vet tech students, faculty and staff

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Job opportunities

Career opportunities for skilled veterinary technicians are growing fast. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of veterinary technicians to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026. This rapid growth is attributed to the fact that more veterinary practices are utilizing vet techs to do general lab work and hiring skilled vet techs to replace lower-skilled veterinary staff.*


Gain in-demand expertise in lab procedures, animal nursing and medicine, diagnostics and imagingy, and more.


Enroll in one semester at a time and complete each of them in as few as six months based on your study pace.


This is one of the most affordable online veterinary technician programs available at any vet tech school.

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Program faculty

Our faculty has extensive professional experience in their fields. They’re here to help you learn, grow and excel.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Earning your vet tech degree online is a smart move. Across America, veterinary technicians are needed in animal hospitals, animal shelters, and pet boarding facilities. You will graduate with a solid foundation on which to start your career. This is because we teach practical knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in the real world.

Yes! All students enrolled in our vet tech degree online program receive personalized career assistance. We’ll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore job opportunities that may be available in your area.

We make earning your vet tech degree online a relaxed experience. We allow you up to four (4) years from the date of your enrollment to complete your studies and earn your vet tech degree online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Our veterinary tech online degree is not the only flexible online veterinary and pet care program available at Ashworth College. You may also be interested in:

Clinical veterinary technician externship

Veterinary technicians have a wide range of hands-on responsibilities: identifying medical conditions, providing emergency care or nursing aid, administering x-rays, preparing animals for surgery, and more. As part of our program, you have the opportunity to develop these skills in a real-world clinical environment. We help students arrange an externship of 270 hours. And, unlike other vet tech programs, clinical experience hours are included in each semester.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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