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    01-23-2012, 10:37 PM
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Foal
Online vet tech degree

Amyone here got an online veterinary technician degree? What college or program? What did you think of it?
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    01-23-2012, 10:40 PM
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Trained
I remember a few years ago I asked a vet about that, he said he would not hire a tech with an online degree.
     
    01-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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Trained
What about all the labs that most vet techs do ? How do you learn proceedures ?
     
    01-23-2012, 10:48 PM
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Green Broke
The vet I worked for wouldn't hire one either. He said it's because he needs his techs to be able to do the physical stuff like drawing blood, giving shots, setting iv's dealing with surgical instruments and you just can't learn how to do that online.
     
    01-23-2012, 10:54 PM
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Trained
I also have heard the same from vets, they wont hire someone with an online degree.
Im not sure about your area but I have friends on the west coast that have went to a physical school for vet tech and still can't get a job at a large animal clinic...the money is in the small animals. I also know some large animal vets in the area we at right now that aren't doing well. Something to consider if you wanted to get a job working with large animals...
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    01-24-2012, 12:13 AM
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I would be interested in working at a small animal clinic. I believe at least for some online programs that you need a certain number of hours working at a vet hospital in order to learn the physical things. My biggest worry is a vet not hiring me if I have an online degree, but there are schools that are AVMA accredited, doesn't that count for anything?
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    01-24-2012, 12:16 AM
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Trained
Online diplomas in certain career choices are looked down upon by certain employers, vet tech being one of them.
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    01-24-2012, 12:18 AM
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Green Broke
Fact of the matter is, the one with hands-on/brick and mortar school training will have an upperhand - and this job market you can't afford not to have that upperhand, imo.
     
    01-24-2012, 12:56 AM
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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!
     
    01-24-2012, 09:29 AM
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Green Broke
Online degrees are good for people already working at a lower level in the field and looking to add credentials to their experience. Then it is a pretty good thing. Can make you more competitive than someone with only job experience.
     

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