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Veterinary Assisting

Are you looking for a way to indulge your love for animals and interest in science?  The Veterinary Assisting program prepares you to care for a wide variety of animals and to assist veterinarians in treating animals.  You’ll also learn animal handling and housing, laboratory techniques and tests, and the business and record-keeping side of a veterinary office.

Learn to: 
  • Prepare facilities and equipment for small animal surgery.
  • Assist practicing veterinarians with treatment procedures.
  • Maintain, analyze, and interpret animal health records.
  • Demonstrate management practices for the care and management of small animals.
  • Conduct laboratory tests.

(Note: This is a high school program. For options for adults, click here.)

Courses and Credentials 
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sophomores:  apply now for fall 2023!

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College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Veterinary aide
  • Veterinary technician
  • Lab technician
  • Veterinarian

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Available Certifications

  • Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification,
  • Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
  • Animal Care Technologies Certificate
  • Pet First Aid and Disaster Response Certification
  • Forklift Operations
  • OSHA 10 for Healthcare
  • CPR/First Aid

Currently offered; subject to change

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