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Veterinary Nursing

Distance Learning


Our Distance Learning Program for Veterinary Nursing, also known as Veterinary Technology or Vet Tech, is flexible and can fit into your busy schedule. Take control of your future in veterinary nursing by gaining the knowledge and experience you need to excel in your career.  Earn an associates degree in as little as three years and kickstart your career 100% online!

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Veterinary Nursing at Your Pace: Earn Your Degree Online!

Learn at Your Pace
ranked number 1 vet tech program by best colleges in 2023
ranked number 3 in newsweek's list of top online colleges in 2022
20% employment growth from 2021-2031 from the bureau of labor statistics for vet techs

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Learn at Your Pace

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Save 16% on your tuition

Online Information Sessions

The Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) program will be hosting live information sessions via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the dates listed below. These sessions are open to anyone who has questions and would like to learn more about the VNDL program. No appointment is necessary. You can access the Zoom session you would like to attend by clicking on the appropriate date/time below.

Purdue has a fantastic reputation as being one of the best veterinary nursing programs in the country. After being an on-the-job trained technician for a long time, I decided that if I was going to go through with the schooling to become licensed, I wanted to go to the BEST program I could—And that meant Purdue.

Alyssa E.

Student, Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program

It’s Never Too Late

The flexibility of the distance learning nursing program keeps the door open to a veterinary nursing career for non-traditional students like 63-year-old Karen “Coco” Schefmeyer.

Read Coco's Success Story