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Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants help Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians care for animals. They must enjoy working with animals and 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. 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

Veterinary Assistants

This 180-hour program will prepare students for the duties of a veterinary assistant. For example, feeding and watering animals, sterilizing lab and surgical equipment, providing post-operative care, administration of medications, preparation of samples for lab examination. Students will work closely with veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

The program consists of 90 hours of classroom instruction, 10 additional hours of offsite skills training at designated facility (2 hours/week for 5 weeks), during the second half of the course. Upon successful completion of the course work and skills training you will have 80 hours of hands-on practical experience in an externship. Students will have 4 months to complete the externship hours. Externship sites will vary. Included in the program is one class held on a Saturday (date to be announced) for radiological training.

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED and up-to-date Tetanus shot.

Upcoming Classes:

Alvin Campus

Course No. Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
CEVTHT 1001 AC02 1/20/15 - 8/30/15 6 - 9 p.m. TTH D232 C Strickland
Tuition: IN $1,100 OD $1,120 Other Fees: $172

For more information, call 281-756-3806 or email vet@alvincollege.edu

To register, call 281-756-3787 or visit Room 103 in Building H at ACC Main Campus

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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500
Email: info@alvincollege.edu

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Address: 4717 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581
Telephone: (281) 727-1626
Email: ACCTurner@alvincollege.edu

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CE Email: cewd@alvincollege.edu

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