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How do online Vet Tech programs work?

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 03 April 2018. Posted in Online College

How do online Vet Tech programs work?

Like millions of other people on the internet, you love watching cat videos. But you bring something more to the table. You genuinely love animals and want to make a career out of working with them. For you, online vet tech programs may be the key a whole new life.  From coursework to clinicals, our online vet tech program can equip you with the knowledge and experience employers are seeking.

Why consider online Vet Tech programs

It’s natural for your first instinct to be to look for a brick and mortar school. But an online veterinary technician school like the one offered at Ashworth College may be a good fit if you lead a busy life, have a complicated schedule, and would enjoy a self-paced learning environment. With our program, you can complete your coursework anytime, anywhere, giving you more time to spend with your favorite human and pet pals.

The Ashworth College Vet Tech program

As more people welcome four-legged fur babies into their families, the demand for high-quality animal care is on the rise. Veterinarians are increasingly on the lookout for skilled technicians to work alongside them to provide the best care possible. We offer in-depth instruction to prepare you for your role. Our vet tech program is perfect for anyone with a high school diploma or GED who loves caring for animals, but doesn't necessarily want to put forward the time and money to become a full-fledged veterinarian. Instead, our online college courses equip you with the skills veterinary employers are looking for:

  • Observing animal behavior and health
  • Providing emergency and nursing care to animals that are injured or in recovery
  • Taking X-rays
  • Administering medications and treatments as directed by a veterinarian

Quality instruction with real-world experience

At Ashworth College, your vet tech experience includes:

  • Access to academic advisors and personalized career guidance
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow students and faculty
  • Assistance in arranging clinical experience
  • All the educational resources you need–textbooks and related materials, exams, and the ability to track your progress–are right at your fingertips. Tests are auto-graded so you can see the results immediately and resume your coursework without delay.

When it's time to begin your 270 hours of clinicals, we can help you find an approved site near you, or you can consult with our Clinical Coordinator to set up your own clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the program, you will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree and be well on your way to a career in doing what you love!

Finally, while racking up student loan debt is almost a rite of passage these days, Ashworth College is among the most affordable when it comes to vet tech schools online.

If a vet tech program sounds like just what the (pet) doctor ordered, click here to learn more, or enroll today.

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