Online Vet Tech Program: St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL has been accredited by the AVMA since 1995, making it the oldest accredited online vet tech program in the country.
This profile was last updated in February 2013.
|School||St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)|
|Degree Type||Associate of Applied Science (AAS)|
|Program Length||2 years (73 credits)|
|Tuition & Fees|
|Fees & Other Expenses||Textbooks and materials|
|Financial Aid||Available to those who qualify.|
|Other||Exams are given at various testing sites located throughout Alabama.|
|Students must be available to work for a veterinarian for a minimum of 20 hours each week. To complete large animal and laboratory clinic credits, you will most likely have to travel to the campus in Birmingham. If you cannot perform certain tasks at the clinic you are working in, you may be required to travel to the campus or to another clinic that can accommodate you. 480 total externship hours are required for graduation.|
|Volunteer/Work Experience||Must be working 20 hours/week minimum at veterinary practice so lab requirements can be met. Must complete 40 hours of observation at a veterinary practice prior to applying for admission.|
|Degree/Diploma||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Required Classes||18 general education credits (composition, speech, math and biology courses)|
|Reference letters||2 – one from a veterinarian|
|Other||Drug screening and background check ($100)|