• Veterinary examining a cat

Become a valuable member of an animal health care team!

Veterinary Assistants assist in kennel care, assist veterinary technicians during exams of animals and provide support throughout the veterinary office. They are employed at animal shelters, animal emergency centers and veterinary practices.

Veterinary Assistant Courses

VOB 029 Professional Preparation for Health Care

Become more marketable in the health care field by learning how the transferable skills you already possess can easily be applied to a new and exciting health career. Prepare resumes, compose cover letters, and master the skill of job interviewing.

AHE 752 Veterinary Assistant Training I

Focus on the operation of the front office, role delineation, prevention and education. Learn about basic veterinary terminology, anatomy, and physiology, taking a medical history, euthanasia, and customer service.


AHE 753 Veterinary Assistant Training II

Focus on animal restraint, animal nutrition, basic laboratory procedures and parasitology. Prerequisite: successful completion of Veterinary Assistant Training I

AHE 754 Veterinary Assistant Training III

Focus on vaccination schedules, pharmacology, small animal care, and therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: successful completion of Veterinary Assistant Training II

AHE 755 Veterinary Assistant IV

Prepare to continue in the Veterinary Assistant training program through clinical placement that will further expand your knowledge and allow you to practice what you have learned in the classroom.