Online degree program pays off
in more ways than one
Keyana Beamon has a passion for both online learning and working with animals. While working at Banfield Pet Hospital, Keyana enrolled in the company-sponsored Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program with Penn Foster College.
Keyana started her academic journey in 2013 by taking Penn Foster's online Veterinary Assistant diploma program, eventually earning her diploma and getting a job at Banfield. After leaving Banfield for other pursuits and the sponsored Veterinary Technician degree program offered there, Keyana decided to continue Penn Foster's Associate degree on her own. Now that she has graduated with her degree, she is earning a higher wage, has a job she loves, and plans to continue growing and learning in a field she has a true passion for.
Because of her Penn Foster education, Keyana has been given the opportunity to move to Richmond, VA, an area where she has wished to live for some time. In her new town, she will have the opportunity to start working with large animals. She has encouraged many of her veterinary friends to enroll in Penn Foster College, and after proving successful in completing the program on her own, her friends look to her for inspiration and study help. Her ultimate goal is to earn her Bachelor's degree in Vet Tech or to take Penn Foster's Veterinary Office Management program. After achieving her academic goals, Keyana hopes to one day specialize in surgery and anesthesia, and would like to own or manage her own clinic.
"After earning my diploma in 2013, I was able to quickly advance and wanted to do more. I knew I needed to finish the veterinary technician program. I had jobs fighting for me and willing to give me the pay I deserve. This helped me realize my worth!"