Veterinary Assistant online diploma. Is it worth it?
Vet Assistants don't require any certification by the AVMA as Vet Techs do. I do want to work as a vet assistant, but am wondering if spending the $800 on the on line vet assist. course offered through Penn Foster will get me a better job, given the fact that I have no experience yet or should I assume I will get the education on the job? Does anyone know about this program or any other? Would it better my chances of breaking into veterinary? Any advice on starting out in the vet field? I only aspire to work as an assistant, not necessarily a tech. I just want to work with animals because I love them so.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
Answer by mandei1509 at 3:07 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
Call all the Vet clinics in the area & speak to someone in charge of hiring & ask them, would they consider hiring someone that has an online diploma? There are alot of cheap outfits out there to rip you off, even some of the trade schools will take government grant $ & then unless you are a A student to make them look good they will find a legal way to kick you out of the school. Volunteer any where there are animals because they are going to want HANDS ON experience number#1 Alot of the colleges offer affordable vet tech programs now.
Answer by dansuehath at 7:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
Answer by yomamaporter at 6:42 PM on Jan. 21, 2009
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