Health Occupations Center

Course Description:

Veterinary Assistants work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to care for sick and injured animals to provide well-pet care.  On a typical day, Veterinary Assistants give medicines, feed, bathe, and clean up after animals, and 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 to lift 40-50 pounds, verification of tetanus immunization within the last 10 years, and no felony drug convictions.  No high school diploma or equivalent required for this class.


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)



Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book # 1


First day of class

Book # 2


First day of class




State date

End date

Days of the week

Class times

August 14, 2018

May 30, 2019

Tuesday and Thursday

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

August 14, 2018

May 30, 2019

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm




T. Leebolt


How to get started?

Check our website or contact the Health Occupations Center office on Friday, July 13, 2018 for possible second chance orientation information. 


Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of this class.