St. Petersburg College

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.

Program Basics
School St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Degree Type Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
AVMA Accredited  ok
Program Length 2 years (73 credits)
Tuition & Fees
Tuition In-state: $7300
Fees & Other Expenses Textbooks and materials
Financial Aid Available to those who qualify.
Program Experience
Software Used Blackboard
Other Exams are given at various testing sites located throughout Alabama.
Clinical Work/Mentors/Preceptors
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.
Admissions Requirements
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)
Geographic Restrictions None
Reference letters 2 – one from a veterinarian
Other Drug screening and background check ($100)

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