The Veterinary Assistant Professional is for the animal lovers of the world!  The Vet Assistant performs a variety of duties including performing laboratory work, administering medications, assisting the Veterinarian with examinations and procedures, sterilize surgical instruments, monitor vital signs, provide education and guidance to the pet owners, and care for the animals.  Although many Veterinary Assistants work in small-animal offices, our program offers large animal education too thereby expanding  job opportunities!


Medical Career & Technical College is recognized as an approved educational institution with the Certification Testing Corporation (CTC). The school is a recognized testing site for graduates of the Veterinary Assistant program to sit for the Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) exam.

Only individuals who graduate from a recognized academic program such as ours can sit for the national certification examination and be acknowledged as a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

We use Pet Emergency Education, they are internationally recognized for Pet CPR, First Aid and Emergency Training and Certification.

Vet. Students

Class Modules

Program Length: 36 Weeks
Total Clock Hours: 600

  • Medical Terminology - 84 Contact Hours
  • Anatomy/Physiology - 84 Contact Hours
  • Veterinary Assistant I - 84 Contact Hours
  • Veterinary Assistant II - 84 Contact Hours
  • Veterinary Assistant III - 84 Contact Hours
  • Veterinary Assistant Externship - 180 Contact Hours

Veterinary Assistant Program Cost

  • Tuition: $6,500
  • Fees: $320
  • Books $500
  • Uniform and supplies $75
  • AHA Healthcare Provider CPR $45

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