Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants are a vital part of the veterinary team, working closely with Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, pets and owners. Job duties include lifting and restraining animals, office and business skills, communication, clinical procedures and diagnostics, and much more. Veterinary Assistants work in veterinary hospitals, research facilities, and many other locations. This program is intended to provide students all the necessary skills to sit for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s Certified Veterinary Assistant exam.

ACC's Veterinary Assistant Program

In this one semester, 2 class, 208 hour program students will both learn veterinary medicine through lecture, as well as attend off site clinicals to learn hands-on skills. Some of the items that veterinary assistants are responsible for include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • OSHA, PPE and safety regulations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Calculating drug dosages and filling prescriptions
  • Phlebotomy and IV catheter placement
  • Restraint of small and large animals
  • Anesthesia monitoring and recovery
  • Taking, running and reading a multitude of diagnostic tests
  • Professionalism, business and office management skills


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

Additional Program Information:

This Veterinary Assistant program courses satisfy the 200 hours needed to begin the path of a Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 (CVA1) with the Texas Veterinary Medicine Association (TVMA).

TVMA requires an additional 300 hours completed in the veterinary hospital environment under the guidance of a DVM or LVT to sit for the CVA1 exam. Deadline to submit the needed paperwork for the CVA1 Review and Test course is 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the CEVTHT 2000 course.

ACC offers the CEVTHT 2000 CVA1 Review Course and Test twice each year.

Upcoming Classes:

Day Program

Course No. Start End Time Day ID Tuit. OD Tuit. Course Fees
CEVTHT 1001-012 09/09/2019 12/04/2019 8:00AM-12:00PM MW 865.00 885.00  102.52
CEVTHT 1060-012 09/13/2019 12/13/2019  8:00AM-5:10PM F 990.00 1010.00 100.64

Evening Program 

Course No. Start End Time Day ID Tuit. OD Tuit. Course Fees
CEVTHT 1001-013 09/09/2019 12/04/2019 5:30PM - 9:30PM MW 865.00 885.00  102.52
CEVTHT 1060-013 09/13/2019 12/13/2019  8:00AM-5:10PM F 990.00 1010.00 100.64

CVAI Review & Exam

Must have paperwork completed to enroll by 1/8/2020.

Course No. Start End Time Day ID Tuit. OD Tuit. Course Fees
CEVTHT 2000 - 04 02/03/2020 02/12/2020 6:00PM - 9:00PM MW 172.56 192.56 147.44


You can view and print the CEWD Healthcare Application.

Contact us for more information by emailing or calling 281-756-3787.

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