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Certificate in Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Training

The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant program provides training in the technical skills and work habits required to seek an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant.
Curriculum will include veterinary practice management, small animal systems and diseases, veterinary preventative care, small animal nursing, pharmacology and toxicology, laboratory procedures, animal radiology and surgical assisting. Fear Free certification is also incorprated into the program which teaches in-clinic practices intended to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
In addition to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments. These assignments include, but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations. A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.

Program Highlights:

  • Computer technology and word processing
  • 180-hour externship at a veterinary clinic
  • Blended Learning format combines hands on learning in lab and flexible online learning 
  • Fear Free Certification
Our veterinary assistant certification program is offered at Charter College Oxnard and Vancouver campuses.

Program Length:

10 months*  

No High School Diploma? No Problem.

*Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.

Virtual Lab Tour: 

Take a self-guided, virtual tour of our Veterinary Assistant lab by clicking the play button below.

Female Veterinary assistant students examine dog

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