List of Accredited Online Degrees

In the United States and many other modernized societies, students of colleges, universities and trade schools have the option of earning an advanced certificate or degree in the study of Veterinary Science. The degree is known to many as a Paraveterinary or Veterinary Technician professional. The responsibility of a Vet Tech is to assist the primary Veterinary in the performance of duties. Qualified paraveterinary workers perform a wide variety of practices, including minor surgery, record keeping, immediate wound management, vital signs and so forth.

Veterinary Technicians require an advanced education, dependent on the area of animal science they wish to work under. Not only are Vet-Techs subject to state and national examinations, but other legalities apply to professionals in the industry. Many veterinary office employ educated, skilled assistants to assist in daily tasks associated with a successful and efficient animal health establishment.

Higher level veterinary technicians are likely to have both a formal education and documented qualifications earned from an accredited institution or the American Veterinary Medical Association. Many professionals in the industry refer to veterinary assistants and technicians as ‘veterinary nurses’ to succinctly describe the job position in reference to the human nurses, performing similar tasks. As of recently, strict standards of education and experience are being enforced in the animal health field, and many new students and graduates will be well prepared with the critical knowledge and skills needed to enter the competitive career field.

Graduates of a certificate program, an Associates degree or a Bachelors degree may use the academic foundation to pursue further educational goals when seeking positions as Veterinarians, which can also delve into many concentrations such as: emergency & critical care, anesthesiology, dentistry, small animal internal medicine, large animal internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, neurology, zoological medicine, equine veterinary nursing, surgery, behavior, nutrition, clinical practice (canine/feline, exotic companion animal, and production animal sub-specialties) and clinical pathology.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Natural Health Care for Pets Certificate

Designed to improve animal health, Penn Foster's Natural Health Care for Pets Certificate teaches the ways of holistic animal care. This introductory course provides students with the basic princi...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
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    courses

Pet Grooming Certificate

Students have the opportunity to earn a Pet Grooming Certificate through Penn Foster Career School. This program allows students to learn grooming skills from home, at their own speed. The Pet Gro...

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
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    courses

Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant program gives students the training they need for employment working with animals. Beginning with animal care and behavior, students learn common animal behavioral problem...

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    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
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    units

Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor

Students interested in becoming a dog instructor or training dogs for law-enforcement work may want to apply for a Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor Diploma. Students improve communication by learn...

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    Diploma
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
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    units

Wildlife/Forestry Conservation

The Wildlife/Forestry Conservation program trains students with a love of nature and outdoors. During the course of this diploma program students learn about wildlife law enforcement, park operati...

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    Diploma
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
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    units

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    56
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Horse Training & Management - Barrel Horse Training, A.A.S.

Lamar Community College offers a degree in Horse Training and Management - Barrel Horse Training, A.A.S. A total of 60 credit hours must be completed to obtain this degree. Students are required to...

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    Public, 2-year
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    Associate
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    Campus Based
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    60
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Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    70
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Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant Certificate program requires students to complete a total of 29 credit hours. Veterinary assistants typically work with pets and pet owners to ensure satisfaction during t...

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    Public, 2-year
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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
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    100% Online
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    29
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Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine

The University of Florida’s Graduate level Certificate Program in Shelter Medicine Knowledge is offered through a completely online format. This program is available through the university’s Colle...

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    4-year, Public
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    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    credits

Master in Avian Health Medicine (MAHM)

The completely online Master in Avian Health and Medicine program from the University of Georgia and the University of Melbourne will take approximately three years to complete at part-time status...

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    Public, 4-year or above
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Master
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    100
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Farm and Ranch Management Production (AAS)

Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Farm and Ranch Management for students who are interested in learning about the applied practices of managing agricu...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
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Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

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    Public, 2-year
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  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Course

Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (Online)

Earn your degree in Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (Online) from Colby Community College ...

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    Public, 2-year
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    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    84
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Associate of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Earn your degree in Associate of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Darton College...

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    Public, 2-year
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  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    62
  • Credit Type:
    credits

Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology

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  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    73
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

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  • Degree Level:
    Associate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    69
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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