Ever wondered how you could get paid to take care of animals? You may want to consider a career as a Veterinary Assistant if you’re ready to make that dream a reality.
As a Vet assistant, you will be trained in many administrative areas to help assistant the veterinarian. Your role as a vet assistant is broad; some of your tasks will be assisting in taking x-rays, filling prescription medication, restraining animals during a physical examination, dental cleanings, and pre- and post surgery care.
Accelerated Veterinary Assistant Program
Our program is accelerated, helping you get in the field sooner after learning from faculty that have real world, clinic experience as veterinary assistants and are there to help you master the material in and out of typical classroom hours.
Field trips are built into the curriculum to locations like clinic sites and animal sanctuaries, giving you applicable real-world field and networking experience before you graduate.
Learn core skills of the veterinary field like Behavior, Restraint and Handling. Dive deeper with lessons in Anatomy, Physiology, Animal Nutrition and Dentistry and learn critical lab skills like Parasitology, Urinalysis, and Hematology.
The Veterinary Assisting classroom operates as a clinic, providing students opportunity for hands-on training, providing skills such as:
- Bathing & Ear Cleaning
- Nail Trimming
- Teeth Brushing
- Wellness Check
A Full Experience
Before graduation, all students complete an off-site externship at a clinic or animal care facility of their choosing, giving them critical experience and a realistic view into what working as a veterinary assistant truly means.
Notable employers of our veterinary assistant graduates include:
Acadia Veterinary Hospital
Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital
Sand Springs Small Animal Hospital
South Memorial Animal Hospital
Woodland West Animal Hospital
For detailed tuition information, student outcomes and statistics, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures for a Diploma in Veterinary Assisting.
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