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Veterinary Assistant Program

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What is a Veterinary Assistant?

Veterinary Assistants are entry-level healthcare professionals that work in many different veterinary settings.  Veterinary Assistants are there to help the veterinarians and veterinary technicians with multiple duties to ensure efficiency and optimal care for the animals.  They may help with both administrative duties and directly assisting in medical procedures.  Providing compassionate care is a big part of their job.  Some Veterinary Assistants develop careers in other areas of animal are such as: pet sitting, behavioral training, grooming, and animal therapy.

If you love animals, then consider the emerging need for Veterinary Assistants across our country.  As the population continues to expand, the number of pets is growing and creating an urgent need for caring and qualified Veterinary Assistants.

Take the first steps towards a new career in the veterinary field with our Veterinary Assistant Program and get started today!

Additional Information Regarding Our Veterinary Assistant Program:

The Collin College Veterinary Assistant Program is 502 hours that can be completed in approximately one year.  Through this training program, receive quality training from dedicated and experienced instructors.  Receive hands-on training to be able to work side-by-side with a veterinary team tending to the needs of animals.  Students learn about a number of veterinary assistant duties and jobs dedicated to treating domestic animals, and believe they all deserve compassionate medical care.

This program will prepare you to launch a new career as a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  The Veterinary Assistant program qualifies graduates to take the Texas Veterinary Medical Association CVA Level One exam and also articulates with the Veterinary Technology Program.

What is the Difference between a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a Certified Veterinary Assistant?

Course Information and Certification