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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 208 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 96 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 
Must enroll in both courses to complete the program.
Course Numbers Start End Time Days Tuition ID Tuition OD Course Fees
CEVTHT 1001-007 06/04/18 08/27/18 8:00am - 12:00pm MW 775.00 795.00 104.44
CEVTHT 1060-007 06/07/18 08/30/18 8:00am - 5:10pm TH 775.00 795.00 102.88





Print the CEWD Healthcare Application

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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