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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 7,120
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Veterinary Assistant

Sioux City Campus

Program Description

This program prepares students 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, laboratory, and internship experience in local veterinary clinics. Students receive hands-on experience with animals.


Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
AGC 216 Career Seminar 2
AGV 121 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2
AGV 156 Veterinary Reception and Administration Skills 2
AGV 176 Animal Nursing (Small & Large) 3
AGS 242 Animal Health 3
AGV 102 Animal Handling & Restraint 1
ENG 105 Composition I OR 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications OR 3
COM 753 Technical Communications 3
AGS 319 Animal Nutrition 3
AGV 109 Pharmacy Skills 2
AGV 157 Animal Anatomy and Physiology 2
AGV 173 Veterinary Surgical Concepts 3
AGV 174 Clinical Studies 3
AGS 113 Survey of the Animal Industry 3
AGV 932 Internship 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3


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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400