veterinary assistant program

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Certificate in Veterinary Assistant Program

You could launch an exciting career in veterinary medicine where you can put your compassion for animals into practice at your job every day. Whether they're pets, livestock, zoo or working animals, animals matter to individuals and society. Veterinarians and their care assistants work to ensure animal health and bring animals back from illness and injury. 

A Veterinary Assistant, also known as an Animal Care Provider, Animal Caregiver, and Laboratory Animal Caretaker, support the work of a Veterinarian. Their duties may include examining animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury, feeding them, cleaning their cages and work areas, and sterilizing laboratory and surgical equipment. Vet Assistants may also help with post-operative animal care, give medications, and prepare samples for the lab all under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
At this time, the Veterinary Assistant program is offered at the Oxnard, California Charter College campus.