Platt College Veterinary Technology Alternate Route - Distance Education [Video Transcript]


Visual Description: The speaker, David Liss (RVT, VTS), appears on camera here and throughout the video. An instructor addresses students in a classroom. The following text appears onscreen: "States have differing requirements for employment as a Veterinary Technician. Prospective students should contact their state veterinary medical board for details."

My name is David Liss, I'm the Program Director of Veterinary Technology for Platt College in Los Angeles. Here at Platt College, we offer a Certificate Program for experienced veterinary assistants who would like to be eligible to take the California and Veterinary Technician National Exams under the alternate route. The 300 lecture hour program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements that the veterinary medical board sets forth in order to sit for those exams.

Two Options for Certificate Option

Visual Description: Students listen to a lecture in a classroom. An instructor addresses students. The program's phone number appears onscreen: 888-807-5288. The following text appears onscreen: "For required program disclosure information please visit"

There are two options for the Certificate Program: On Campus, and Distance Education. The Distance Education and On Campus programs have the same curriculum. Both programs are taught by registered veterinary technicians and licensed veterinarians. So, if you're an experienced veterinary assistant who's interested in becoming a registered veterinary technician, you can come take our alternate route certificate program on campus, or online in the comfort of your own home. If you're interested, please visit our website at