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Program Details: Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students to assist in patient management, care, and clinical procedures. The program includes instruction in anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, nutrition, animal behavior and restraint, client communication, office administration, animal growth and development, animal diseases, infection control, animal reproduction, pharmacology procedures, surgical assisting procedures, diagnostic imaging procedures, and dental assisting procedures.
License or Certification Information: Burnout Certificate, NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant
Career Pathway: Entry Level Careers: Veterinary assistant, Kennel attendant, Receptionist, Pet sitter, Groomer’s assistant, Military, and Assistant laboratory animal technician (ALAT). Technical Level Careers: Veterinary technician, Animal control officer, Livestock officer, Laboratory animal technician (LAT), Groomer. Farrier, Field technician, Lab technician, Emergency animal medical technician (EAMT), Certified veterinary practice manager (CVPM), Animal trainer, Zoo guest services and Wildlife rehabilitation. Professional Level Careers: Pharmaceutical sales, Animal law, Veterinarian, Management, Research, Zoo keeper, Pathologist, and Epidemiologist
Occupational Profile:


Program Courses and Course Sequence:
  • Veterinary Assistant I - 2 Semesters - 3 credits
  • Veterinary Assistant II - 1 Semester - 1.5 credits
  • Veterinary Assistant III - 1 Semester- 1.5  Credits
Pre/Co Requisites:
  • 6 high school credits (required)
  • 2.0 GPA (recommended)
  • Adult Students: Completion of high school, GED or HiSET
Length of Program: 4 semesters
College Credit: College credit may be available
Technology Requirements: Computer access with Windows OS, Adobe Reader, webcam, microphone and anti-virus protection.
ADE Program Standards:
Supply Fees:
Year 1 - estimated supply fee $133
Year 2 - estimated supply fee $120
Adult Tuition* Blended Program:
Year 1 - $4,885.00
Year 2 - $4,885.00
(Adult Blended Program students have the option to skip Veterinary Assistant I)

*This program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Affordable payment plans are available. This program is not approved under COE Accreditation and is not eligible for post-secondary credit.
Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday, (daily)

8:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Power Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday (daily)

12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Power Campus


Program Details

Veterinary Assistant 

Location: Power Campus  

Monday through Friday

8:00 - 10:35 am
12:00 - 2:35 pm
See Calendar for EVIT school dates


license/certifications & credits
 NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant
Burnout Certificate