Penn Foster College Reviews of Associates in Veterinary Technician

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50% of 29 students said this degree improved their career prospects
45% of 29 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Veterinary Technician

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Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2021
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Amazing program. A lot of the reviews that I am seeing are people complaining about howe much work there is to do, or how much they are required to remember. This program is made for people who are going to be self motivated to finish. You do have a a lot of things to remember and go over, and yes you're constantly studying, BUT THATS WHAT COLLEGE IS!!! I suggest this program it is wonderful, I can work full time and study on my days off!!!!!"
Alexus Ballantyne
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Don’t fall for it. I signed up and didn’t like it at all. When I tried to cancel they said I still owe over $300. I’ve already paid $600 and completed zero courses and received zero materials. The semester itself is under $2k so why must I pay for half a semester of courses I didn’t take."
Kylee
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This school's testing is IMPOSSIBLE. I can't speak for other lines of study, but for the Veterinary Technician course it was absolutely ridiculous. As stated by another reviewer, there is a lot of content both in the online coursework AND in textbooks. Now, the length of the content isn't the entire issue. The biggest issue here is that they expect you to retain ALL information they give you. You are expected to learn sometimes 200+ terms and their definitions for just a single section. The questions for the tests and exams are just randomly picked from the entirety of the content they give you, so they set you up for failure. The questions are very random as well. You'll be tested on a whole system from bone structure, to parts of a cow's stomach, and then they'll ask you something arbitrary that seemingly didn't have much to do with anything. They are not flexible on grading either, and demand more money to retake these proctored exams. If you fail twice, they expect you to pay $400 to retake the same exact course that you've already paid for in full."
Tonya
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I do not recommend this school at all. I have over 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine. I wanted to enroll in a program to earn my credentials instead of being grandfathered in. BIG MISTAKE. Not only did I not get my degree, I missed the missed the window for a grandfathered RVT. The courses and material are great. The lessons are pretty well laid out but are almost impossible to test on. Lesson X gives you over 500 pages to read, the proctored exam has only 8-10 questions pertaining to those 500 pages! And chances are, if you read 495 pages of reproduction, the test question was "how many teeth does a piglet have?" If you have a question regarding your studies, might as well ask Dr. Google. The staff are clueless about what you are asking and make you feel incompetent for asking. When writing research papers, it takes FOREVER for them to be graded. The next class/portion of your studies will not be unlocked until you receive a passing grade. Biggest kicker, I completed my 4th semeter, 96% completed with this whole course. All i needed was my externship to obtain my degree. I could not find a large animal vet within 3 hours that will take on a Penn foster student. Reason? The ridiculous requirements of each skill. Each skill has to be performed numerous amounts of times. Some clinics don't see that many of the same case in the time frame you are asked to complete them! Don't give a skill/requirement if it is almost impossible to complete. Since I was unable to find a large DVM for me to complete my clinicals, my program expired. All that time, money etc....wasted. Im not saying I did not gain anything from taking these courses, but having known what i know now, I would have never spent the first dime. I am thankful that this profession allows on site training and teaches you more than any text book ever will. Good luck and best to all! T"
Abigail Ballance
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I just wanted to change programs and now they are claiming I have to un-enroll and re-enroll which would be a fee of $700 plus another semester of tuition. Been trying to do this for over two weeks and after being on hold forever they hung up on me when I try to do online support they tell me to call. After asking why I would be charged I was told it was the course work,test I took, and the books. So I took three test and have completed 12% of a program and did online books. This place is a SCAM!!!!!!!!!!"
Brittany Owens
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2020
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I have read many of the reviews and it seems like the people that are complaining are having issues with cancellations. I have completed almost my first semester & so far I can say that its not been bad. I can work on my own schedule. Complete classes as fast or slow as I want. They are nice enough to return assignments that need a little more work so you can get the best grade possible. Although the coursework is tough its thorough. I have learned quite a bit in these first 6 classes and I think for the money and the ease of enrolling, its a good accredited online school. I already have a job lined up and being a student of an accredited school helped. Cons: None so far."
Caitlin
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I don't even know where to begin with how terrible this school is. I have a BA already but I decided I wanted to be a veterinary technician so I needed to go back to school. Working full time prevented me from attending classes in person so I thought an online program would be a great solution. I wish I could go back in time and warn the past me that enrolling in Penn Foster would be a VERY bad choice. It has brought me nothing but headaches and frustration. When I have to call in person for help, the people are relatively friendly but also have no clue how to answer most of my questions. My main complaint is the student portal. The entire platform from which all things are done is ABSOLUTE TRASH! It is difficult to navigate, redundant, and not helpful AT ALL. DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS SCHOOL!!!! ANY OTHER HAS GOT TO BE BETTER!!!!!"
Sam
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"If I could give the support staff a 0 I would. Its impossible to get any answers from these people. They will take money out of your account and pretend it didnt even happen and tell you that you owe more. They dont care that you waited forever to talk to someone on the phone they just want to get off the phone as quickly as possible. They will lie to you just to get you off the phone. I have never written a bad review in my life but I am so upset and disappointed with the processing of things at Penn Foster. If youre want anything done you have to take care of it yourself and call multiple times a day because they are lazy and dont want to resolve anything."
Jacqueline England
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I would never recommend this “school”! I actually sent as per their policy an email to cancel my enrollment. I signed the enrollment agreement on Monday, and never finish the enrollment because I will not take their assessment test, and sent the email for cancel and refund on Friday which is less than 6 days, which is their cancellation policy. Then sent me an email right away stating that they would get back to me within 24 business hours, and guess what I am still wait for simply a response. They took my $1399, full payment for tuition, and it is nothing but a scam!! I will be contacting the better business bureau."
Be careful of this school
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"DONT SIGN UP FOR THIS SCHOOL! Penn Foster is a horrible college. I had to cancel my enrollment due to having to go to doctors which is wasting my time. I understand having to pay for the registration fee, but I was in this school a month and didn't take a lesson and now they're saying i need to pay for the registration fee plus lessons I have taken. I haven't taken any lessons and they're refusing to understand this. This school s***** you over any way they can. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU! THIS SCHOOL IS A S***!"