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Online Vet Tech Program

Earn your AVMA CVTEA accredited 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 eligible to pursue professional credentialing/testing or licensure and ready to reach your potential in the booming pet care industry.

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technician is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Ashworth College is also accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

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What you get

  • Digital textbooks: Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology, Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, Dog Anatomy: A Photo Atlas, Cat Anatomy and Dissection Guide, Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team, Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Instruments and Equipment: A Pocket Guide, Diagnostic Imagine for Veterinary Technicians, Small Animal Surgical Nursing, Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine: Principles and Procedures
  • AVMA CVTEA-accredited vet tech curriculum
  • 270 hours of clinical training
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Vet Tech 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 15% from 2020 to 2030. This rapid growth is because more veterinary practices are utilizing vet techs to do general lab work and hiring skilled vet techs to replace veterinary staff who are not as skilled. Veterinary Technicians are paid a competitive salary for their essential skills and duties performed within a practice.*


As a grad, you’ll be prepped for your certification exam and eligible for the important professional licensing employers demand.


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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Online Vet Tech 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. Veterinary technicians are in-demand at animal hospitals, animal shelters, and pet boarding facilities across the U.S. Graduating from a program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) means you’ll have respectable training and eligibility for credentialing/testing certification–something most vet practices require.

As soon as you enroll, you gain an Ashworth College Central Network. It's an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank yous, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth College Central Network as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you'll retain your account so you can sharpen your Ashworth College Central Network anytime you need to.

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.

After graduation, you may choose to sit for the VTNE. You can prepare to enter the career force or continue your studies with the Veterinary Technician Bachelor of Applied Science program through our partner school, Penn Foster.

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:

Related programs from our partner school, Penn Foster

Through our partner schools Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster College, students can take advantage of a range of related programs that offer the flexibility and affordability of Ashworth College. Discover how you can balance work, life, and school to develop the skills to help you advance in your current career or help you take the next steps toward building a new one.

Veterinary Technician Clinical Experience

Veterinary technicians have a wide range of hands-on responsibilities: 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 will provide students with advice and strategies to aid in the pursuit of finding a clinical site. 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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