Veterinary Technology Associate's Degree

Earn your Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology Online in as little as 19-months!

Program Details
Platt College Distance Education offers an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology that is designed to provide in-depth study and training necessary to gain entry-level employment in animal health care.
  • Available through Distance Education Online
  • Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Preparation and eligibility for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students

Overview & Accreditation

The Veterinary Technology program at Platt College is designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and training necessary to gain entry-level employment in animal health care.

Veterinary Technicians assist Veterinarians in providing medical care to animals.  The Veterinary Technician is a vital part of the animal-care team, performing critical tasks that assist in diagnosis and treatment.  Samples duties include:

  • Recording patient histories
  • Preparing the patient for examination or surgery
  • Providing vaccinations
  • Administering medications
  • Taking vital signs and blood samples
  • Preparing tissue samples
  • Expose and develop radiographs and assist with ultrasounds
  • Performing laboratory procedures such as urinalysis and blood counts and taking blood samples
  • Assisting in surgery
  • Providing and assisting with anesthesia
  • Providing post-operative care and nursing care to sick and injured animals


Platt College’s School of Medical Sciences Veterinary Technology Associate of Science degree in Alhambra, Ontario, Riverside, and Anaheim are fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 

Upon completion of Platt College’s Veterinary Technology program, graduates of the program are awarded a Veterinary Technology Associate of Science degree.

Platt College Los Angeles LLC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  For more information, click HERE


With convenient class schedules online through Distance Education, you can earn your Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in as little as 19-months!

Start times for each Veterinary Technology cohort vary by campus, contact us for details HERE

Financial Aid

Platt College is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success.   Types of financial aid available for qualified students include:

  • Federal Grants, including Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • California State Grant Programs, including Cal Grants and California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
  • Federal Direct loans
  • Private Loans & Scholarships

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Career Services

Platt College maintains an active career services department to assist graduates as well as current students seeking part-time or full-time jobs while attending school. However, the school cannot guarantee employment.

Students are given the opportunity to pursue job referrals maintained by Career Services.

Our Career Services personnel explain and assist with our student’s job search process. Placement efforts occur through graduation and beyond.

Career Services aims to build the job acquiring skills of our students through interviews and workshops in the following areas:

  • Career planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Completing applications
  • Researching and contacting potential employers

Additional Program Information

AVMA Accreditation

Platt College’s Veterinary Programs are accredited by the AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)

Veterinary Technology Passage Rates Statement

The links below provide VTNE passage rate data for each campus


VTNE Passage Rates – Alhambra Campus 


VTNE Passage Rates – Anaheim Campus


VTNE Passage Rates – Ontario Campus


VTNE Passage Rates – Riverside Campus

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