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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.)


College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Veterinary assistant 
  • Receptionist 
  • Pet store worker
  • Kennel assistant 
  • Groomer 
  • Veterinary technician 
  • Lab technician 

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Career Credentials 

  • Elanco (iCEV) Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification 
  • Elanco (iCEV) Veterinary Medical Applications Certification 
  • Forklift Operation 
  • OSHA 10 -Veterinary 
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Pet First Aid and Disaster Response Certification 

Currently offered; subject to change

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