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Veterinary Assistant Program

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                                                           Course Information

  • Introduction to Veterinary Assisting (VTHT 1070): Is an 82 hour course that gives a survey of the profession of veterinary assisting with emphasis on basic techniques, handling and care of animals, and ethical and professional requirements.
  • Veterinary Front Office (VTHT 1071): Is a 45 hour course that reviews practical experiences in front office work of the veterinary practice and preparedness for employment.  Emphasis on client relations, record keeping, resume building and interview skills, and exposure to software programs in the veterinary environment.
  • Practicum - Veterinary Assistant (VTHT 1066): Is a 375 hour field experience in a veterinary setting that focuses on student completion of the skills checklist provided by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Eligibility for this course is dependent on the following: Students must submit the practicum application along with supporting documentation (see below), as well as completion of the Introduction to Veterinary Assisting and Veterinary Front Office classes, with approval from the Program Manager.  There is a liability insurance fee, in addition to the class fee, that is non-refundable.                                                   


         Required Supporting Documentation:

         Meningitis Vaccine (not required if student is over the age of 22)

         Tetanus Vaccine

         Completed Background Check

         Completed Drug Screen 



 Upon completion of the three courses listed above, students will be eligible to take the Certification Exam provided by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) for CVA Level One.  This exam is offered four (4) times a year at our Wylie Campus.