Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Veterinary Assistant (CC)

    Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources   

Intended Program Outcomes:

This one year certificate in Vet Assisting will prepare the student concerned with working in a veterinarian’s practice. Skills developed will include:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Customer-Patient relations
  • Animal science (care, health, nutrition, overview)
  • Food Animal restraint techniques
  • Veterinary technology equipment (use, maintenance, sterilization)
  • Vet Assistant skills including office, lab and surgery
  • General Education skills in computation, communication and science

The Veterinary Assistant is a 1-year certificate program designed for those who want to work in a veterinarian’s practice. The curriculum includes 3 courses in veterinary assistant technologies and a cooperative work experience component of 33 hours in the veterinarian’s practice. Students will have hands-on iinstruction in veterinary office procedures, exam room management, animal vitals, care, and restraint.