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Veterinary Assistant

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.

Veterinary Assistants

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.

Prerequisites: It is necessary you pass the ACC CEWD Healthcare physical and be current with immunizations. Print the  CEWD Healthcare Application

Upcoming Classes: 

Alvin Campus

Veterinary Assistant Program 2016-2017
Course Names Start End Time Days Tuition ID Tuition OD Course Fees
CEVTHT 1001-002 01/17/2017 05/04/2017 9:00am - 12:00pm TTH 700.00 720.00 176.00
CEVTHT 1060-002 01/17/2017 05/25/2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm TTH 700.00 720.00 95.00

Print the CEWD Healthcare Application

More information at  or 281.756.3806

To register visit Room 103 in Building H at ACC Main Campus


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