Course Description:
Veterinary Assistants work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to care for sick and injured animals and to provide well-pet care. On a typical day, Vet Assistants give medicines, feed, bathe and clean up after animals, assist with examinations and tests. Other duties might include taking vital signs, assisting with surgery, doing office work and acting as a receptionist. Vet Assistants are employed in veterinary clinics, animal shelters, biomedical research and other animal care facilities. This program consists of 100 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of internship where students gain on-the-job experience in a veterinary office. 



A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, must be able lift 40-50 pounds, verification of tetanus immunization within the last 10 years, and no felony drug convictions. No High School Diploma/GED required for this class.   


Registration Costs:  $300.00 


Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book #1


First day of class

Book #2


First day of class



No Spring Semester Schedules Available


Instructor:  T. Leebolt           


How to get started?

Attend a Veterinary Assistant orientation at The Health Occupations Center.