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Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistants help veterinarians and veterinary technicians care for animals while working closely with animals and 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 180-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

The program consists of 90 hours of classroom instruction, 10 additional hours of offsite skills training at a designated facility (2 hours/week for 5 weeks), during the second half of the course. Upon successful completion of the classroom and skills training, an additional 80 hours externship is taken to provide students with a hands-on practical experience at a veterinarian’s office/clinic or animal hospital/clinic. Students will have 3 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 AC01 01/19/16 - 08/04/16
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
TTH D232 K Wallis
Tuition: IN $1,100 OD $1,120 Other Fees: $218

More information at  or 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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