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Vet Technician Colleges

Vet technician colleges are licensed and accredited by two organizations in North America, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). The colleges typically grant a two or three year degree for the training program, and grant an associate's degree upon completion.

Technically, if one wishes, he or she can complete a full four year program in veterinary technology, thus becoming a technologist instead of a technician, but these individuals are a relative minority compared to the former group. Clinical skill is another vital part of vet technician colleges and must be obtained to complete the educational experience.

Online vet technician college training is available as well, and the AVMA accredits programs for distance learning through the internet. However, it is important to note that any course will require extensive practical experience which must be completed in a lab or clinic, and thus one's presence will be needed.