This program is intended for adult students. High school students may be able to apply, as well.
Students will learn the skills and get the hands-on veterinary assistant training needed to tend to the needs of animals in a veterinary clinic. Students complete the online portion and then move to a local veterinary clinic where they complete an eight week/100 hour clinical externship.
The goal of the Veterinary Assistant program is to prepare students to work as veterinary assistants under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary technicians in small or large animal hospitals or clinics. The program also prepares the students to take the national test to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant through NAVTA.
This program includes the following credential(s): Approved Veterinary Assistant Certificate.
Grants for Adult Career & Technical Education
Grants, scholarships, and other funding sources are available. Depending on program type and student eligibility, one or more tuition assistance options may apply. For example, VSAC Advancement Grant, VDOL Adult CTE Scholarship, Curtis Fund Credential of Value Scholarship, and other forms of state assistance. For more information, visit the financial assistance webpage and contact the CTE Center.
State or Local Grant
- Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services