Vetco Total Care is committed to the development of Veterinary Technicians! We have partnered with Penn Foster to sponsor Petco employees annually to advance their careers through an accredited veterinary technician career pathway program. Veterinary Technicians play an important role in our hospital and mobile vaccination locations and are in high demand. 
Gain Valuable
Veterinary Technician Experience
  • Attend 4 semesters of classes full of content applicable to the Veterinary Technician profession. 

  • Participate in two sets of externships to get hands-on experience. 

  • Upon completion of your associate degree, you will need to take and successfully pass the RVT exam in your state to receive your accreditation.
Registered Veterinary Technician Tuition Assistance Program
  • Petco will fund your tuition education 100% at no cost to you, towards a career as a veterinary technician. 
  • To be eligible, you must be selected for the RVT Program through our application process.
  • Students must complete the program within four years of their semester one start date.
  • Employees are expected to stay working with Petco for two years post-graduation.​​​​​​​
Applications are now closed, if you are a current Petco Partner, please search StorIQ for more information on applications for 2025
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Frequently Asked Questions
Petco and Vetco Total Care hospitals prioritize delivering the highest standards of care for pets, pet parents, and our employees, who we call partners. Vetco Total Care offers industry-leading compensation, Total Rewards benefits and true life stage and lifestyle flexibility that helps reduce veterinary career burnout and compassion fatigue.