Veterinary Assistant | Dipl
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Lorena Carmona
Career Navigator
Call  712.317.3301
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Required Classes for Veterinary Assistant | Dipl

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Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Heather Erickson
Veterinary Assistant Instructor
Call  712.274.6417
Sioux city Campus, Room C149

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $7,280.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,490.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,400.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.