Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

Creating credentialed veterinary technicians one assistant at a time

Improve careers, practices, and animal health

Earning your veterinary technician associate’s degree can seem far out of reach when you are currently working full time in practice. 银河贵宾厅网址 is here to help make this easier with the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP), which was created in partnership with Dallas College more than 20 years ago to make the process of becoming a credentialed veterinary technician more convenient. This program is designed for students working in practice so you can implement what you learn right away. Best off all, your classes are scheduled around your schedule!

This program is approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Upon graduation, DEVTP students are qualified to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) to become a credentialed veterinary technician.

Getting Started

Registering for the DEVTP program is easy. Below you can select New Student if you have never applied to the DEVTP program or Existing Student if you are already accepted into the program and need to register for courses.

new student

Current Student

Fall 2022 semester

  • Registration opens July 1
  • Registration closes August 15
  • Classes begin August 22


Why enroll in Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program?

  • Schedule your online courses around your schedule
  • No distance learning fees
  • Books are included
  • Federal funding is accepted
  • Earn your associate’s degree and become credentialed

银河贵宾厅网址 Learning Catalyst Scholarship

  • Twenty-seven $1,000 scholarships will be distributed as follows
    • 13 will go to applicants for the Certified Veterinary Assistant program
      • 7 will be awarded during the Fall semester
      • 6 will be awarded during the Spring semester
    • 14 will go to applicants for the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)
      • 7 will be awarded for the Fall semester
      • 7 will be awarded for the Spring semester
    • Applications for the first round of scholarships will open on July 1st and close August 1st
        • Application elements to include:
          • Indicate present employment status in animal hospital
          • Name of hospital
          • Role
          • Length of employment
        • The application process will be managed by Dallas College
        • Winners will be chosen by a special committee of 5 members that will include faculty from Dallas College, 银河贵宾厅网址 and 银河贵宾厅网址 members

Funded through the generous support of Zoetis


If you have more questions about DEVTP, click the buttons below to visit the Dallas College website.

Learn more about DEVtp

Contact dallas college

“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.”

Sara Adcock,, DEVTP graduate and winner of the 2016 Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians scholarship