Veterinary Assistants help veterinarians and veterinary technicians care for animals while working closely with their owners. The job requires lifting and holding animals, some office skills, clinical procedures, record-keeping, and more. The work setting may be in animal hospitals, clinics, and research labs. They may also be employed in animal shelters, and in some cases, pet stores. The program can be used as a stepping stone into the veterinary field.
This 202 hour program will prepare students for the duties of a veterinary assistant. Specific duties vary from practice to practice and the Veterinary Assistant is often responsible for:
- Feeding and watering animals
- Sterilizing lab and surgical equipment
- Providing post-operative care
- Administering medications
- Preparing samples for lab examination
- Working closely with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians
This 2 course program satisfies
the 200 hours needed to begin the path of a Certified Veterinary Assistant
Level 1 (CVA1) for the Texas Veterinary Medicine Association (TVMA). The
program includes 90 hours of classroom instruction in Veterinary Technology and
a 112 hour Clinical Lab course. The Clinical Lab course will build the skills
training and hands-on practical experience in a veterinary hospital off campus.
Clinical labs will include shelter time.
It is necessary you pass
the ACC CEWD Healthcare physical and be current with immunizations. Print the
CEWD Healthcare Application
Veterinary Assistant Program 2017
Must enroll in both courses to complete the program.
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Print the CEWD Healthcare Application
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.756.3806
To register visit Room 103
in Building H at ACC Main Campus