Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

Earning your veterinary technician credential...made simple for working professionals

Improve careers, practices, and animal health

Earning your veterinary technician associate’s degree can seem far out of reach when you are currently working full time in practice. AAHA is here to help make this easier with the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP), which was created in partnership with Dallas College more than 20 years ago to make the process of becoming a credentialed veterinary technician more convenient. This program is designed for students working in practice so you can implement what you learn right away. Best off all, your classes are scheduled around your schedule!

This program is approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Upon graduation, DEVTP students are qualified to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) to become a credentialed veterinary technician.

Getting Started

Registering for the DEVTP program is easy. Below you can select New Student if you have never applied to the DEVTP program or Existing Student if you are already accepted into the program and need to register for courses.

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Current Student


  • Fall classes begin on August 21st
  • Stay tuned for upcoming class dates!


Why enroll in Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program?

  • Schedule your online courses around your schedule
  • No distance learning fees
  • Books are included
  • Federal funding is accepted
  • Earn your associate’s degree and become credentialed


If you have more questions about DEVTP, click the buttons below to visit the Dallas College website.

DEVTP at Dallas College

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“DEVTP has been a great way to set a firm foundation for my veterinary career. The flexibility of taking classes while working with patients has been my favorite part. It’s so helpful to be able to back up the concepts I’m learning in class with hands-on opportunities at work.”

Sara Adcock,, DEVTP graduate and winner of the 2016 Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians scholarship