Veterinary Hospitals

Online Education for the Veterinary Industry

Solutions to upskill employees, improve retention, and increase your practice’s bottom line

Prepare Your Employees to Become Credentialed Veterinary Care Providers

Grow your practice and improve quality of care with employee training and credentialing.

Penn Foster partners with leading veterinary practices across the country to provide in-depth training to upskill and provide career paths for employees that can improve retention rates, attract new clients, and more. With scalable, online skills training, and a dedicated faculty, our Veterinary Academy can configure upskilling and credentialing solutions for practices small and large.

Penn Foster’s training solutions are designed for working learners and can provide education and training to meet the needs — and scheduling concerns — of your veterinary practice.

  • Industry-Recognized Degree and Certification Programs
    Credentialing for Your Veterinary Staff

    A credentialed veterinary health team is vital to attracting clients, running a top tier practice, and increasing practice revenue. Our Veterinary Academy, headed by award-winning staff, is dedicated to ensuring your team has the industry-recognized knowledge and hands-on skills to excel in the field. Our Veterinary Technician program is accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and prepares graduates to sit for the VTNE, our Veterinary Assistant program is approved through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and our Veterinary Practice Management Certificate meets the academic requirements set forth by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

  • In-Demand Skills for Practice Needs
    Choose from Individual Micro-Courses to Career Pathway Development

    Every practice’s needs vary — which is why we offer an extensive list of individual skills courses, certificate, diploma, and degree programs to train for your specific needs. From veterinary competencies such as animal anatomy and animal nutrition to foundational workplace skills like teamwork and communication, Penn Foster offers over 7,000 hours of content to help you build the training and upskilling program that works for your employees. In addition to individual skills courses, our nationally accredited diploma and degree programs can provide certification and career opportunities to employees across your practice, in roles ranging from Veterinary Assistant to Practice Manager. Confidently train your employees in a way that works for you.

  • Long-Term Proven Outcomes
    A Strong Workforce Delivers Results and ROI

    Our partnership model was developed to meet the unique and dynamic needs of the veterinary industry. Penn Foster education will increase your employees’ confidence, performance, and tenure, driving productivity and job satisfaction. This will result in a direct improvement to your bottom line. In addition to education, we provide the support and services necessary to maximize business and employee KPIs, smoothly onboarding and ramping up your customized educational benefit. We focus on driving recruitment, retention, productivity, and providing a career pathway for your veterinary hospital team, which generates a significant ROI as a result.


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Graduate Joins VCA
Learn how one graduate of the online veterinary academy joined the team at her local VCA Animal Hospital.


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Manage for Increase in Veterinary Appointments
Prepare your practice and train your employees to meet the demands of the recent influx of first-time pet owners.

Practice Management

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Improving Practice Success in the Veterinary Industry in 2020
We interviewed practice managers on their goals to drive the industry forward. Here's what we found.