Well, there is only 28 vet schools in the U.S....
here is just some of them:
UC Davis is really good, Texas A&M at College Station is top 5 consistently, Cornell is another top school, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, UPenn, North Carolina State in Raleigh, Ohio State, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Michigan State, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Florida, Tuffs University, University of Georgia, Auburn University, Purdue University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Tech/University of Maryland,
First, the vet assisting program is not a degree and none of the credits will transfer.
Secondly, veterinary assistants are not required to have any special education or training. Veterinary assisting certification is not recognized legally in any state and they are not highly respected in the veterinary medical profession.
Veterinary assistants can perform no more tasks than anyone without a certificate. So overall a veterinary assisting program does little for you.
In Washington, you must be licensed to work as a veterinary technician.This means you must have a degree in veterinary technology from an AVMA accredited college and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Because veterinary technicians must earn an education and prove their knowledge, they are legally allowed to perform more tasks than a veterinary assistant.
Put these points together and they mean that veterinary technicians are typically paid more than veterinary assistants and have more room for professional growth.