Bypass navigation bar Search Home

Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

photo of a Vet Tech class in action

Related Information

Faculty Profiles

Earning a degree or certificate via distance education provides maximum flexibility:

  • All courses are offered every semester (with the exception of general education courses). Regardless of enrollment numbers, there will always be room for you in the course you choose.
  • Scheduling of your DEVTP courses can be tailored to fit your routine. If your schedule permits, you can enroll in one, two, three or more courses. If you need to take a semester off, you can do so and then jump back in where you left off.
  • Courses are offered three times per year in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Our distance education Veterinary Technology program includes:

  • Specialized general education requirements with courses such as speech and math that are designed to apply to veterinary medicine
  • Core content that focuses on an advanced education in pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical preparation and assistance, animal nursing, radiology and ultrasound, and laboratory and examination procedures
  • Multimedia courses that combine textbooks, videos, Web assignments and in-clinic exercises
  • Flexible scheduling designed specifically for working adults — no commuting or altering work and family life to accommodate class schedules
  • Optimal student-teacher contact — professors are available via fax, phone or email for questions and support

Coordinating Your Coursework With a Designated Preceptor

Each hospital or clinic with a student employee in the DEVT program is required to provide a designated preceptor who acts as an in-house mentor to assist, tutor and provide feedback to students.

  • Preceptors are responsible for verifying that students have completed exercises, assignments and examinations.
  • Preceptors must be veterinarians, graduates of an AVMA-accredited program of veterinary technology, or credentialed technicians designated as RVT, LVT or CVT.
  • Preceptors spend at least one to two hours per week assisting DEVTP students with course work.

Get more information about DEVTP admission requirements, courses and tuition costs, and see getting started checklists.

How to Get Started

You will need to register for your first course by calling the AAHA Member Service Center at 800-883-6301. Cedar Valley College will email your admission materials, which must be completed and submitted before you begin the course.

After registering, you should check your email daily for registration information required by Cedar Valley College. This information can also be obtained from Plan to enroll at least one month before courses start to allow time to complete and process documents. This will also allow you time to purchase and receive the books and materials required to complete your assignments.

Distance Education Degree and Certificate Options

Get more information about the courses required for degrees and certificates in Veterinary Technology.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Veterinary Technology distance-education program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.