- Hybrid program combining online coursework and hands-on training
- Achievable in as few as 35 weeks
- Flexible schedules – work while you attend school!
- Dedicated, professional faculty
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At Integrity College of Health, our Veterinary Assistant training program is designed to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and critical hands-on skills to enter this rewarding career. Veterinary assistants provide critical assistance and support to scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Common tasks for Veterinary Assistants include feeding, bathing and exercising animals, preparing for examinations and procedures, caring for animals after surgery, and giving medication and immunizations prescribed. In this 35-week program, students in the Veterinary Assistant program learn from professional instructors, and receive real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.
Students in the Veterinary Assistant program learn:
Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Veterinary Assistant diploma, and are prepared to immediately enter into entry-level positions in the field.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is projected to grow 19% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Length of Program: 35 weeks morning/afternoon or 43 weeks evening classes
Total Clock Hours: 960 (Classroom: 760 – Externship: 200)
Prerequisites: Must have a high school diploma or GED and pass the entrance exam.
If you do not have a high school diploma, we offer the Eligible Career Pathway Programs (ECPP). Students will have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while being concurrently enrolled in an eligible ECPP program.
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