School List – Top Vet Tech Programs Near Washington DC


Well, this one was tough. While students looking for vet tech schools in Washington DC can find several in the greater DC area (and beyond), there are none actually located within city limits. This is not at all surprising given that the city of 632,000 is primarily home to governmental offices and buildings, lobbyist organizations and national associations, and the educational opportunities available there are often geared toward university learning (think George Washington University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, Gallaudet University!). Thankfully, there are transportation opportunities, including the Metro system with bus and rail provisions, that provide access to several of the schools in the greater metropolitan area, including in Virginia, that comprise our list of top Washington DC area vet tech programs. As an aside, all of the schools on this list have been accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Association.


All of the schools on this list have accreditation through the AVMA, the primary accrediting agency for both veterinary and vet tech programs, and are geographically located within a 2.5 hour drive from the city center. Students unwilling or unable to make the trek out to some of the schools on this list might also consider looking to distance learning options. The AVMA has accredited a variety of these, including distance learning through Penn Foster College, Purdue University and San Juan College, among others.

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Before co-founding Sechel Ventures Partners LLC, Barry Franklin was a VP at a Silicon Valley software company. Currently, he is an investor and advisor for Impellia. Barry believes that education and lifelong learning are paramount. Barry met his wife at Carnegie Mellon University and they have two beautiful daughters. He also volunteers for various committees at his kids’ high school.