Originally Posted by Rachel1786
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.
There are basically 3 levels -
Vet assistant (basic)
Vet tech (hands on)
Certified Vet tech (can sign off on labs, assist in surgery)
Doesn't matter what anyone goes to school for. The practical application can only be learned by getting your fingernails dirty. I would take experience over schooling any day of the week.
You know the old saying - "Those that can - do. Those that can't - teach."