The Veterinary Assistant program prepares you to work as veterinary assistants in a variety of settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks. The veterinary assistant provides basic care, performs laboratory procedures, and assists in the veterinary clinic with other functions.
The program includes classroom theory and laboratory time. You receive hands-on experience with animals. Program content requires the application of basic math, technical reading, and communication skills.
As a graduate you will be able to provide basic nursing animal care and assist with laboratory procedures used in veterinary clinics, including surgical procedures in clinics, as well as field settings.