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RRAEH STUDENT TECHNICIAN

PROGRAM

BECOME A VETERINARY TECHNICIAN TODAY!

Earn your AVMA-CVTEA accredited degree with our partnership program through Penn Foster College.

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?

Red River Animal Emergency Hospital & Referral Center has partnered with Penn Foster college to offer students a unique educational experience. Accepted students will enroll in Penn Foster’s online accredited Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program while working and completing clinical hours at our hospital.

Program Benefits

Students will have access to a classroom for studies at our state of the art veterinary hospital for a monthly fee.  Construction of the hospital expansion expected to be complete Fall 2022. Anatomical models, a CPR mannikin, textbooks, and other visual aids will be available to students 24/7.

Veterinary Technician educators will check in with students weekly to maintain accountability of online progress and work one-on-one with students during hands-on skill learning. Our program educators will also help organize externship hours to fulfill program requirements that can not be completed at our hospital such as large animal and primary care medicine.

Upon program completion and licensure,  graduates who remain employed at RRAEH will be eligible for partial reimbursement of program costs.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Experience as a veterinary assistant is encouraged but not required
  • Complete an essay
  • Provide two professional references
  • Submit a letter of recommendation
  • Interview with program educators

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

Anatomical Models

  • Canine skeleton
  • Feline skeleton
  • Equine skeleton
  • Ear
  • Canine dental
  • Feline dental
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Vertebral column
  • Kidney/nephron
  • Gallbladder/pancreas/liver

Textbooks

Course Textbooks Available for Check Out:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians
  • Anatomy & Physiology Lab Manual
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians
  • Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
  • Essentials of Biology
  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians
  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians – Workbook
  • Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians
  • Essential Calculations for Veterinary Nurses
  • Laboratory Animal & Exotic Pet Medicine: Principles & Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians
  • Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis & Approach
  • Radiography in Veterinary Technology
  • Small Animal Surgical Nursing
  • and more!

Other Supplies

  • Teaching stethoscope
  • Phlebotomy & IV practice model
  • Laptop computers
  • Dental scaler
  • Critical Care Jerry CPR Dummy

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am already enrolled at Penn Foster?

After program acceptance, students can enroll into the partnership in the next semester.

How long do I have to complete the program?

Our program is structured for completion in 2-2.5 years.

How much is the Penn Foster tuition?

The cost per semester is $1,600. The program is four semesters making the total cost of tuition $6,400.

How much is the monthly partnership fee?

The partnership fee will be $500 per month.

Can I finance my tuition & program fee?

Financial options are available for students. More information to come.