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Veterinary Assistant

Vet Tech petting a cute doggie 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.

ACC's Veterinary Assistant Program

In this one semester, 208 hour program students will prepare 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


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:

Alvin Campus

Veterinary Assistant Program
Must enroll in both courses to complete the program.

Course Number Start End Time Days Tuition
Day Program              
CEVTHT 1001-008 9/10/2018 12/05/2018 8:00am - 12:00pm MW 775.00 795.00 104.44
CEVTHT 1060-008 9/11/2018 12/11/2018 8:00am - 5:10pm T 785.00 805.00 102.88
Evening Program              
CEVTHT 1001-009 9/10/2018 12/05/2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm MW 775.00 795.00 104.44
CEVTHT 1060-009 9/07/2018 12/07/2018 8:00am - 5:10pm F 785.00 805.00 102.88
CVAI Review & Exam            
CEVTHT 2000 1/07/2019 1/10/2019 5:30pm - 9:30pm MWTH 125.32 145.32 137.68

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.

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Address: 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511
Telephone: (281) 756-3500

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