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Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistants feed and bathe animals, administer medication as prescribed by the veterinarian, and assist the veterinary team with animal nursing techniques. Students learn how to do basic office procedures and how to provide large and small animal care including how to perform diagnostic procedures. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Upon completion of this course, students have experiences and skills necessary to become employed in a veterinary clinic or hospital.


Direct-Teacher Led Class
SOC Code: 31-9096.00


Application Process

Tuition Waiver

College Credit



Veterinary Assistant
CPR/First Aid




Health Careers Core Curriculum 200
Anatomy 60
Physiology 60
Core Medical Terminology 45
Veterinary Office Management Procedures 10
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Large and Small Animal Medicine 10
Large and Small Animal Care 10
Diagnostic Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant 10
Surgical Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant 20
Routine Duties in a Veterinary Clinic 20
Principles of Pharmacology for the Veterinary Assistant 15
Internship for Veterinary Assistants 50




Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an international student organization for high school and adult students that promotes career opportunities in the healthcare industry to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. HOSA provides opportunities for students to enhance their personal and leadership qualities through individual and group projects and through skill competitions which are held on local, state, and national levels.




Cindy Rose, RN, BSN

Bobbie Sue Joslin, LPN