Before enrolling in any veterinary technology program, you should get some firsthand experience in a veterinary facility. Preferrably you would do this by working as a veterinary assistant, but at least shadow a credentialed veterinary technician for several hours. This is extremely important because the profession often isn't what people expect and also because most veterinary technology programs require it for application to the program.
Once you have some experience and are sure you still want to become a veterinary technician, start contacting different AVMA accredited programs that you are interested in and asking questions.
What percentage of students drop from the program?
What percentage of students complete the program in a timely fashion (generally 3 years)?
What is the program's graduates pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam?
Does the program have an active student veterinary technician association?
What percentage of students are employed 3 months after graduation?
What kind of tutoring program is in place for the specialized courses (pharmacology, sugical assisting, nursning, etc)?
What is the complete cost of the program?
Are there scholarships or financial aid available?
How are externships handled?
Also ask to talk to one of the current students. This is a great way to get a feel for how the program is being run at this point in time rather than maybe how it was 3 or 4 (or more) years ago from talking to a past student.
You can find a list of AVMA accredited veterinary technology degree programs here: www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelop…