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Small Animal Technician

About the Small Animal Technician Program

Learn to provide professional veterinary care as a technician in just 20 weeks! Browse the online magazine to learn more about the value of completing your education with VTI.

Free Job Placement Assistance starts as soon as you register!

VTI’s Small Animal Technician program is a comprehensive course that prepares you to work in the veterinary field as a technician performing:

  • Animal Handling and Restraint
  • Pre-Examination Workups
  • Nursing Care
  • Radiograph Imaging
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Prescription Filling
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Anesthetic Nursing

The program is conducted using a combination of scheduled online lectures, recorded lectures, digital library research and content study, and hands-on clinical training under the supervision of a veterinarian local to you.

See how VTI’s Small Animal Technician Program exceeds the AVMA technician program requirements for studying small animals. Click Here.

Earn your diploma credential in 20 weeks! Free job placement included, which can start as soon as you enroll!

Following successful program completion, VTI’s seminars can provide you advanced training for career specialization.

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Program admission requirements are as follows:

  • Complete, sign, and return the Student Enrollment Agreement. Students under 18 years of age also require parent/guardian approval and consent.
  • Have proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent, or pass an ability to benefit test (CPAt) with a scaled score of 118 or better.
  • Be interviewed by the school’s Admissions Representative.
  • Provide tuition payment in full, or the minimum initial payment and an accepted Payment Installment Contract. Follow the payment instructions as described in the Student Enrollment Agreement.


Application Fee (non-refundable): $50.00
Registration Fee (non-refundable): $100.00
Program Materials (non-refundable): $350.00
Study Fee: $3000.00
Externship Fee: $200.00

Total Program Cost: $3700.00

The school offers financing for those who qualify. Payment Options:

Option 1 – Pay in full and save on interest!
Option 2 – Pay an initial $1,850 and finance $1,850 which can be repayed in 4 monthly payments of $474.12.

Please contact the school for more information and tuition financing terms.

Diploma Credential

Add to your credentials and earn your diploma! Your diploma will establish that you have successfully demonstrated your skill and competency as a small animal technician, having completed 524 hours of course study.

Externship & Job Placement Assistance

As part of your technician program training you will have the opportunity to get real work experience in an actual veterinary clinic or hospital. We will help you in this placement process, as well as provide you FREE job placement assistance after graduation! All information regarding program policies, tuition, payment plans, and placement assistance can be viewed in the School Catalog.

Careers for Animal Lovers

Learn more about the veterinary industry including trends, job outlooks, average pay rate, educational requirements, costs and time-frames for completing Veterinary Technician training programs in our free online catalog: