Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

You’re already passionate about animal health, but maybe becoming a credentialed technician feels out of reach. Balancing work, life, and school can be tough. That’s why AAHA partnered with Dallas College to create the Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP), an online veterinary technician program for working veterinary assistants. This program helps you advance your career while still working in the field.

Make a real difference in the veterinary industry. Get started on your terms.

Flexible, Online Program Built for Working Assistants

Here’s what makes DEVTP different: 

  • Flexible scheduling: Fit classes around your busy schedule.
  • Work and learn together: Apply what you learn in class right away at your current practice.
  • Get VTNE-ready: Our accredited program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). 
  • Enjoy unique benefits: Textbooks are included in your tuition, you can access federal financial aid, and you’ll benefit from AAHA’s career support resources.

The DEVTP program will be open for applications and registration as follows: 

Fall 2024
Applications Accepted
June 1, 2024-Aug 1, 2024
Registration Open
June 15, 2024-Aug 19, 2024
Spring 2025
Applications Accepted
Oct 1, 2024 – Jan 1, 2024
Registration Open
Nov 15, 2024-Jan 14, 2025
Summer 2025
Applications Accepted
Feb 1, 2025 – May 1, 2025
Registration Open
Mar 15, 2025-May 12, 2025
Logo for Dallas College School of Health Sciences, a partner institution for the Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP).
Logo for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), signifying accreditation for the Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP).
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. Sarah Adcock
DEVTP graduate and winner of the 2016 Virginia Veterinary Medical Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians scholarship

Ready to take the next step?

Don’t let a busy schedule hold you back. Take the next step in your career and become a certified veterinary technician with DEVTP! 

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