Accelerated Veterinary Assistant Program
Our VA program is accelerated, helping you to get into the field sooner. You will learn from a Veterinarian and Veterinary Assistant both of whom continue to work in small animal clinics.
Field trips are utilized to expose students to a myriad of employment opportunities, provide hands-on experience, and provide networking opportunities for future employment. These trips include visits to animal hospitals, both general and specialized, Tulsa SPCA, animal sanctuaries, and many others.
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.
Classroom and Lab
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
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.
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 student, you will be trained in animal care techniques such as restraint, surgical assisting, radiology, and dentistry. Not only will you learn how to care for a variety of animal species, but you will also learn effective methods of working with their owners. Professionalism and effective client communication are at the core of what a veterinary assistant does.