Online veterinary assistant training curriculum

Aligned to industry standards and designed with job-readiness in mind, Penn Foster’s Veterinary Assistant Career Diploma curriculum prepares learners to build the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to be an asset to your veterinary practice.

Veterinary Assistant

Career Diploma


  • 10 courses
  • 58.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 exams
  • 1 externship

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 12 months
  • Average time = 16 months

The estimated completion times are based on completion times for consumer learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals. Enterprise Solution rates may be higher but are highly dependent upon implementation choices.

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