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Our Online Vet Tech Associate Degree is Perfect for Animal Lovers

Written by Ashworth College on Thursday, 17 May 2018. Posted in Why Ashworth

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Our online vet tech associate degree is perfect for animal lovers

Your love of animals could be guiding you towards a rewarding career!

Consider training for a career with the animals you’re so passionate about in our affordable online Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program. The curriculum is self-paced and includes a 270-hour clinical externship so you can get hands-on experience working with animals in a professional environment.

What does a vet tech do?

A certified veterinary technician can potentially work in a range of environments. Animal hospitals, boarding facilities, aquariums, wild animal parks, safaris, and zoos all need skilled professionals to care for the animals daily. As a vet tech, you might work with familiar domestic animals like dogs and cats or wild and exotic species like dolphins and elephants. In all cases, you will work under the guidance and supervision of an attending veterinary doctor and help by performing tasks like

  • Drawing blood and performing laboratory analysis.
  • Assisting with anesthesia administration.
  • Taking X-rays.
  • Administering treatments like medication, wound care, and first aid.
  • Preparing surgical instruments and supplies.
  • Restraining animals during exams and procedures.
  • Monitoring vital signs and condition.
  • Bathing, grooming and feeding.

Benefits of the Ashworth College program

Our program includes education in animal biology, veterinary technology, procedures, pharmacology, practice management, and more. But because it's an online program, it also offers several advantages over traditional programs.

Earning your degree through our program may give you the training you need to enter the field and start your career. Find out if our program is right for you by calling an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.

Let's talk about your educational goals. Call 1-800-957-5412