Veterinary Assisting Degree
- Day & Online Classes
- Behavior, Restraint, and Handling
- Emergency Care/Management of Injuries
- Surgical Preparation
- Exotic Animal Medicine
- Small Animals
- Exotic Animals
What is a Veterinary Assistant?
Veterinary assistants work in all phases of animal care, including laboratory procedures, surgical nursing and office administration. Veterinary assistants work directly under a veterinarian and wear many hats. Some of the most commonly performed duties include bathing animals, holding animals during procedures, collecting and processing samples for laboratory tests, front office support and interfacing directly with clients and pet parents. Employment opportunities include positions in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, zoological facilities and retail pet supply companies.
What will I learn?
The Veterinary Assisting program at Community Care College focuses on all animals, great and small, from feline nursing to equine therapy, there’s even a portion dedicated to exotic animals!
The classroom experience is carefully balanced between theory and practical instruction. Curriculum includes both clinical and administrative training. As a student, you will learn a variety of applicable skills including animal behavior, handling and nutrition, as well as how to communicate with pet owners and educate clients on their animal’s needs.
The Veterinary Assisting classroom also operates as a clinic, providing students the opportunity for hands-on training, performing services such as bathing, nail trimming and ear cleaning on animals from the community.
Before graduation, all students complete an off-site externship at a clinic or animal care facility of their choosing, giving them a realistic view into what working as a Veterinary professional truly means.
This invaluable real-world training will give you a leg-up in the job market.