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Veterinary Assistant

As a Veterinary Assistant you will help the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. You will feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury; and clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics.


  • Classes will meet for five (5) Saturdays, April 5 to May 9, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Classroom Instruction: 35 hours
  • Required Internship: 24 hours


  • Awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.
  • You may use this as a stepping stone to becoming a Veterinary Technician.
  • Veterinary Assistants earn from $8.25 to $17.07 per hour on national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


  • No veterinary office work experience required.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Command of English grammar and punctuation.
  • Proficient in keyboarding and basic understanding of a word processing computer program.


  • $1,399 (includes textbooks and  materials)
  • Employers: Buy one, get one free!



This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Phone: 276.656.0260