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Veterinary Assistant

10 Months - Diploma
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Veterinary Assistant Training School in Erie PA

Program Overview

The Veterinary Assistant program is designed to provide the student the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to build a successful career as a veterinary assistant. The program prepares the student to work in a veterinary hospital, private practice, nature center, zoo, research facility, or veterinary clinic.

The Veterinary Assistant program provides the student with the knowledge of proper restraint and control of animals, collecting and recording medical histories, performing vital signs, receiving hospital patients, and assisting the veterinarian with the treatment of patients. The student will also learn to prepare animals and instruments for surgery, perform inventories, assist with filling prescriptions, perform laboratory tests, and obtain lab specimens. The student will also learn to position animals to obtain x-rays, administer medications, and apply bandages. The program concludes with an externship to a local veterinary facility to provide hands-on working experience.

Hybrid Learning

This program offers a hybrid learning experience. Students complete coursework online and complete hands-on learning on-campus.

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Course Overview

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Mammals
  • Fundamentals of Veterinary Assisting I
  • Small Animal Care and Mgmt
  • Veterinary Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Vet Assisting II
  • Fundamentals of Vet Assisting II Lab
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences Lab
  • Diseases in Companion Animals
  • Career Development
  • Veterinary Assistant Externship

Veterinary Assistant Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Veterinary Assistant Program

  • Millcreek Animal Hospital, Erie, PA
  • Humane Society of Northwest Pennsylvania, Erie PA
  • Pleasant Animal Hospital, Ashtabula OH
  • Animal Ark Pet Hospital, Erie PA
  • Greenville Veterinary Clinic, Greenville PA
  • Fairview Veterinary Hospital, Fairview PA
  • Titusville Veterinary Clinic, Titusville PA
  • A.N.N.A. Shelter, Erie PA
  • Corry Veterinary Clinic, Corry PA
  • Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital, Erie PA
  • Albion Animal Center, Albion PA
  • God’s Creatures Animal Hospital, Landrum SC


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