I am currently in my second semester at Penn Foster College. After many conversations with coworkers and friends about my reasons for choosing this school, I have decided that now is a good time to write about why I started and my experience thus far. My research into colleges began with brick and mortar schools, and while that was initially the option I wanted, it was not very conducive to my lifestyle. Being in the veterinary field for many years already and working a full-time night shift, I could not dedicate the many hours a day needed to attend a brick and mortar college. That is when I found out about the online option and researched the schools that provided a solid education.
My school is fully accredited with AVMA-CVTEA and not only boasts of the most graduates in the country but is also very affordable. I have found that the instructors are more than willing to help with any questions, and their enthusiasm toward students is a breath of fresh air. They make me excited; even when I am struggling with a lesson, their passion is contagious. While I still have some time to go before graduation day, I know it is ahead of me, and my school never lets me lose sight of this. We have online groups for every course, with student ambassadors who go above and beyond to help with studying or moral support. I have never had a question left unanswered, and the comradery between students and former students alike is a tribute to this school.
I look forward to continuing my education here and one day joining the ranks of fellow graduates. My courses are demanding and difficult, but I would not have it any other way. The pride that my classmates, instructors and I have in this school is most certainly a thing of beauty. We are a team of doers, animal lovers, and achievers. The support we give each other in school endeavors and everyday life is a testament to our school leaders. If I were to sum up this school and my experiences so far, it would be positive. As I continue to work toward my goals, I keep in mind the words of an instructor very dear to me, “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.” Thank you, Dr. Jim.