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Veterinary Assistant

As a Veterinary Assistant, you will handle routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Tasks include feeding, bathing and exercising animals, restraining animals during procedures, maintain and sterilize surgical instruments, care for animals after surgery and give medication and immunizations prescribed.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM

As a Veterinary Assistant, you will handle routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Tasks include feeding, bathing and exercising animals, restraining animals during procedures, maintain and sterilize surgical instruments, care for animals after surgery and give medication and immunizations prescribed.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Veterinary Assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2018-2028 decade. Employment is projected to grow 19% – much faster than the average job ranking. As of 2018, Veterinary Assistants held about 109,800 jobs with employment in Veterinary Offices, Veterinary Hospitals, Research Facilities, Animal Shelters, Wildlife Refuges and Zoos.

VA PROGRAM COURSES INCLUDE
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Nursing and Care for the Veterinary Assistant
  • Externship
VA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Total Weeks in Program: 35 Weeks – Morning classes | 42 Weeks – Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 44.41
  • Financial Aid Credits: 25
  • Total Clock Hours: 940
  • Classroom Hours: 740 (Lecture 469 + Lab 280)
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 200
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion
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