Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning
(formerly Veterinary Technology)
ARE YOU WORKING AS A VETERINARY ASSISTANT AND WANT TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER?
You work hard every day as a veterinary assistant and you love what you do, but you want to do more. Now you can! Take classes and work towards your degree in veterinary technology while still caring for your patients.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER CHANGE?
You go to work every day to earn a living, but you are not passionate about what you do. You have always loved animals, but thought a career in veterinary medicine was out of your reach. You can take classes in veterinary technology while earning a living.
WE HAVE THE ANSWER FOR YOU:
GET YOUR VETERINARY NURSING DEGREE ONLINE WHILE YOU WORK!
The Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) program is a science based veterinary nursing program offering an Associate in Applied Science degree. The VNDL program at Purdue University is designed to allow a student to gain the knowledge, information, and skills necessary to practice as a veterinary nurse.
Students may move through the program at their own pace and have the flexibility to take more classes per semester, allowing a student to potentially complete the Associate Degree curriculum in as little as three years.
There are eighteen clinical mentorships which must be completed at a veterinary health care facility. Clinical Mentorships constitute the hands-on clinical portion of the degree. More mentorship information is available here.
DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR STUDY ABROAD!
Purdue University encourages all students to take advantage of at least one study abroad opportunity while earning their degree. Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) offers several different opportunities for Veterinary Nursing Students - working at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Guatemala, or an opportunity to participate in clinical rotations within the Rakuno Gakuen University Veterinary Clinic in Japan. More study abroad information is available here.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
Purdue University’s Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) program leads to a professional credential as a Veterinary Technician/Nurse. It is your responsibility to check the credentialing requirements in your state to ensure that you will be eligible to be credentialed in your state upon graduation from the VNDL program. Link to check professional credentialing requirements by state.
Our Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program is affordable and convenient since there is no set time to attend classes. You do your work when it works for you. Classes begin in January, May, and August.
Students have different lives, challenges, and goals. The flexibility of the VNDL is that you can build a pathway to graduation that works for you.