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Distance Learning

The Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP) is an AVMA-accredited college degree program where veterinary assistants and other support staff can earn an associate's degree in veterinary technology. Fulfill your personal goals and boost your career - without the hassles of commuting to a campus. DEVTP is the only AVMA-accredited, AAHA-recommended veterinary technology program available!

CE Program
Original program for students enrolled in vet tech classes prior to Fall 2015 (Level 1-4 program)

*Level 1 and 2 courses are no longer being offered. Level 3 to be phased out summer 2017.

Credit Program
Effective for New Students Fall 2015 and later we now offer a credit program online


Distance learning is today's solution to the conflicting needs of balancing personal goals while improving professional standing. DEVTP became accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2001 and is one of only a few fully accredited distance veterinary technology education programs to receive this distinction. This process ensures standards for a sound scientific curriculum, financial standing of the institution, accreditation of the institution by higher education agencies, ethics, physical facilities and equipment, adequate library facilities, and faculty are met.

DEVTP includes:

  • Core content focusing on pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical preparation and assistance, animal nursing, radiology and ultrasound, and laboratory and examination procedures, that leads to an associate's degree in veterinary technology
  • Multimedia courses that combine textbooks, videos, Internet assignments, and in-clinic exercises to deliver challenging, hands-on educationAmerican Animal Hospital Association logo
  • Flexible scheduling designed specifically for working adults — no commuting or altering work and family life to accommodate class schedules
  • Optimal student-teacher contact — professors are available via phone or email for questions and support
  • Specialized general education requirements with courses such as speech and math that are designed to apply to the world of veterinary medicine