Veterinary Assistant

A certificate in Veterinary Assistant requires 22 hours of college courses encompassing both general education and animal care. The program may be completed on either a full or part time basis. This path is designed for students who seek employment as non-licensed, veterinary assistants, these options include:

  • Veterinary assistant in private practice
  • Research assistant for teaching hospitals
  • Animal care provider for retail pet stores/groomers
  • Local Humane Society/ animal control staff
  • Animal husbandry for corporate farms

A student must have acceptable placement scores or have completed all Learning Support to enroll in VTA courses. VTA courses are only offered in a Spring - Fall sequence at the Main Campus in Gallatin.

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