Veterinary Assistant

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.   

Fall Program Costs:  $300.00

Year Long Schedules:

 Veterinary Assistant Options Start DateEnd Date Days of the Week Times 
Afternoon Veterinary Assistant Option August 15, 2017 May 31, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
 Evening Veterinary Assistant OptionAugust 15, 2017 May 31, 2018 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 

No Spring Semester Schedules Available

Instructor:  T. Leebolt 

How to get started?

Attend a Veterinary Assistant orientation at The Health Occupations Center.  

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Veterinary Assistant