I knew a few people who were getting an online vet tech degree. They were getting it through Penn foster college. In my state you don't need to be certified and vets will higher you more based on experience vs schooling. I worked at 2 vet hospitals for 2 years each in that time I worked with both certified and un-certified techs and was amazed at how under educated a lot of the certified techs were. My advice would be to ask around to some of the local hospitals and see if you can volunteer to learn the ropes of the job, if you do good enough they might even hire you(that is how I got my first tech job). If you have a vet that you already use for your pets, start there. Worst they can say is no
. Good Luck!