The Veterinary Technician Assistant Technical certificate provides educational opportunities to individuals that will enable them to obtain knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in an entry-level position in the field of veterinary assisting. Graduates are able to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians in providing quality animal healthcare including obtaining and recording patient information, preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; collecting samples and performing certain laboratory procedures; dressing wounds; assisting in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures; exposing and developing diagnostic radiographs; communicating with animal owners; and feeding and caring for animals. This program is not offered as a standalone program. This program is only offered full-time, during the day. Technical courses apply to the degree program in Veterinary Technology. (Program Length: 4 Semesters Minimum plus required core prerequisites)
Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Veterinary Technology degree program.
Veterinary assistant, animal healthcare assistant
Essential General Education Core Courses (11 Credits)