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High School + Veterinary Assisting

Introducing: Penn Foster High School + Veterinary Assistant Career Electives

While James Madison High School is no longer accepting enrollments in the Veterinary Assistant Career Pathways Certificate, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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Penn Foster’s affordable online High School Diploma Program allows you to explore a career while you finish high school! Through the veterinary assistant career-focused electives option, you can build skills that can help you take the first steps toward a job after graduation.


What is Penn Foster?

James Madison High School is part of the Penn Foster Network. Penn Foster, JMHS’s partner school, has been a provider of distance education and online high school for over 100 years. Like JMHS, Penn Foster High School is affordable, fully online, and self-paced, allowing you to earn your diploma on your terms.

General High School Diploma + Veterinary Assistant Career Electives Option

After enrolling in Penn Foster’s High School Diploma Program, you’ll have the opportunity to take charge of your education! If you‘re interested in exploring a career as a veterinary assistant, you’ll be able to choose our Veterinary Assistant Pathway for your electives, building skills that can be essential to on-the-job success or pursuing further vet assistant education.

Here‘s how it works: Instead of choosing from general electives, your five elective courses will cover veterinary healthcare, legal and ethical issues, office administration and communications, client relationships, veterinary procedures, terminology, pharmacology, animal behavior, and more. In the same amount of class time required to earn a general high school diploma, you’ll earn your high school diploma in addition to a Career Pathways Certificate in Veterinary Assisting.

Enroll in Penn Foster’s Career Pathways Veterinary Assisting Track if You...

  • Desire a high school diploma to fulfill a personal goal.
  • Need to fulfill requirements for job advancement or a career training program.
  • Want to work in a vet clinic or a related field after graduation.

Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

Just like JMHS, at Penn Foster we believe education should be affordable and built to help you reach your career goals, prepare for in-demand jobs, and work around your schedule. Learn more about Penn Foster and how our programs work from students and grads who’ve been where you are.


We will gladly consider any eligible transfer credits you may have from your previous high school. Call 1-800-305-2194 to learn more about Penn Foster High School’s Pathway Programs, transfer credits, and tuition.