Veterinary Assisting

High School Juniors and Seniors Only

Veterinary assistants feed and bathe animals, along with cleaning and sanitizing kennels, equipment, labs and surgical areas. They are responsible for assisting the veterinary team with preventive care, animal nursing care and post surgical care, and they assist with diagnostic procedures in the lab or radiological areas. Depending on the facility, the assistant may perform clerical duties such as answering the phone, stocking and ordering supplies, and scheduling.

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Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school juniors and seniors.

  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name Hours
First Aid  
Health Careers Core Curriculum  
Anatomy & Physiology  
Medical Terminology  
Veterinary Office Management Procedures  
Diagnostic Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant  
Large and Small Animal Medicine and Care  
Principles of Pharmacology for the Veterinary Assistant  
Routine Duties in a Veterinary Clinic  
Surgical Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant  
Internship for Veterinary Assistant  
Total Hours 525



Required Clinicals

Class Times

  • Start Date: August
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Certifications Available

Certifications Available:

  • National Health Science Assessment
  • ASHI Medic Update First Aid Provider


Inside Veterinary Assistant

Is this program right for me?


  • Extent Flexibility
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Orientation
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Trunk Strength

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: N/A - High School Only.
  • Positive Placement Rate: 92.3%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Veterinary Assistant (Vet Assistant)
  • Kennel Technician
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Groomer




Potential Wages

Career Profile

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