Veterinary Assisting Degree

Course Highlights

  • Day & Online Classes
  • Behavior, Restraint, and Handling
  • Emergency Care/Management of Injuries
  • Zoonosis
  • Surgical Preparation
  • Exotic Animal Medicine

Career Paths

  • Small Animals
  • Zoo
  • Equine
  • Aquatic
  • Exotic Animals

Veterinary Assisting

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What is a Veterinary Assistant?

Veterinary assistants work in all phases of animal care, including surgical nursing, laboratory procedures and office administration. Veterinary assistants wear many hats, some of the most commonly performed duties are bathing animals and cleaning the facilities, holding animals during procedures, collecting and processing samples for laboratory tests, and front office support. Employment opportunities include positions in veterinary offices or hospitals, zoological facilities and retail pet supply companies.

What will I learn?

The program is carefully balanced between theory and practical instruction, including clinical and administrative training. This program focuses on all animals, great and small, from feline nursing to equine therapy. The classroom also operates as a clinic, providing student performed services of bathing, nail trimming and ear cleaning to animals from the community.

Gainful Employment: Degree || Diploma