Penn Foster Career School Reviews - Associate in Veterinary Technician

2.24 out of 5 stars
(22 Reviews)
38% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
32% of 22 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Alexis - 5/9/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"I would not recommend this program to anyone. I have had so many issues. The classes are easy however they do not help you find an internship at all. The teachers are knowledgeable but the school is awful. They are horrible communicators and take forever to approve the internship."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Debra - 5/3/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"I am enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program. This program IS accredited. The bad reviews are mostly disgruntled people who didn't pay what they signed up for or weren't ready to put the work in. Yes- you have to make payments or pay in a lump sum. But if you're receiving services like say electric and don't pay what happens? It gets shut off! Electric companies don't care if you had a financial hardship! So why would you expect for a college to? You sign an agreement and if you didn't read that agreement before signing it- that's on you. Yes, this program IS challenging which it should be. It's a college course, accredited by the AVMA (which allows you to sit for the VTNE exam that certifies you), and it has a lot of content you NEED to know for on the job. If you aren't willing to put the work into it or pay for your tuition, then this isn't for you. Penn Foster may be online but the teachers and even students are so helpful and welcoming. The Vet Tech program has a Facebook group- if you ever have a question, a TON of people respond and help you out. There are so many resources on the Penn Foster site alone."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Karen, RVT, LVT - 4/24/2016
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 1914
"I learned a great deal from the program and was very prepared for my licensing exam. I am now making top dollar wages for an orthopedic surgeon. The only drawback to the school was, I did not receive a lot of help finding internship hospital's. I would recommend the program."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nina - 6/18/2015
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great program. Staff support is awesome. Highly recommended. Can work on it on my own time."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Kylie Harp - 3/5/2015
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year: 2016
"My first semester at Penn Foster went great. My second semester was a going very well until I did my first practicum. I submitted everything. All my pictures, all my reports, and all my signed paperwork. After some time of waiting for my next semester I find out that I need to redo EVERYTHING because all of my materials I sent we lost. I had my postage tracked and has confirmation it was delivered but Penn Foster said it was not received. After all the stress and the headache of quickly trying to redo my entire practicum my teacher still has not graded any other my work to continue on with my studies!! I would not recommend Penn Foster to anyone who is trying to quickly get a degree or to anyone who has a difficult time studying online. The teachers at Penn Foster are VERY incompetent during my experience."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Ella - 4/1/2013
Degree: Veterinary Technician
Graduation Year:
"Hey! I started with Penn Foster a few months ago. I really like it. Penn Foster provides great course outlines and study guides as well as text books. On the other hand, the instructors are horrible at communicating. I will call them seeking guidance, they say they will call me back right after they get off the phone with someone else and it never happens. The instructors do not follow through on their part. They do not get the job done. That is very critical with education- having great communication with instructors and teachers.I am disappointed in Penn Foster. I am also disappointed in some of the people who make bad comments about other students' reviews. Saying things like, "Everyone who comes on here to complain has poor writing skills!"People use this site to complain when they have bad experiences or when they believe that their concerns have gone unnoticed. When the school fails to do its job, student will feel like they have been screwed over. Some times we do not ALL have these bad experiences. Every person experiences different situations.When a person is very upset, it is way easier for them to make stupid mistakes in their writing and speaking. So, people who make rude comments about other reviews are just showing their own ignorance as well. This is so much fun for me, seriously.I am so bored right now and honestly have nothing better to do at the moment. I do really like Penn Foster, but the school really has its problems! Then again, it's not a perfect school. There will always be problems everywhere you go."
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