The Veterinary Assistant program prepares learners for a new career in the field of veterinary medicine. Participants will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease in a variety of animals from common pets to exotic species. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide learners with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers - $13.75 - $19 hourly, $28,590 annual / 26% increased job growth
Applicable jobs once certification is received:
Veterinary Assistant – The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care.
Veterinary Technician –Vet Techs assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They may perform an initial evaluation of the animal's condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication. Veterinary technicians also communicate with pet owners and update patient files
*This list is not inclusive of all opportunities.