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Veterinary Assistant

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Prepare for a career in the veterinary field while learning the skills that will allow you to work with all creatures, large and small. Integrate your love for animals with medical knowledge such as taking radiographs, venipuncture, administering medications and vaccines, animal restraint, surgical preparation and surgical assisting, animal dentistry, laboratory procedures and general exams.

During the first 3 semesters, students focus on anatomy and physiology of humans and animal species, hands-on skills and practical applications. During the fourth semester, students improve their skills through job shadowing and/or internships at local shelters, small and large animal practices and wildlife facilities. Students will be exposed to a variety of well and sick animals.

Students must provide own transportation to job shadowing and/or internship sites. Flexible hours may be required depending upon clinical availability. Prepare for a career in the veterinary field while learning the skills that will allow you to work with all creatures, large and small.

Integrate your love for animals with medical knowledge such as taking radiographs, venipuncture, administering medications and vaccines, animal restraint, surgical preparation and surgical assisting, animal dentistry, laboratory procedures and general exams.

Note: this class is only offered at the EVIT East Campus. Students may be randomly drug tested.

For announcements and updates about the Veterinary Assistant program, text evit to 90210.

Course Code MC10 Vet (Introductory Course)
MC44
Length 4 semesters
Possible Careers Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Tech, Veterinarian
Average Entry Level Salary $13-$14 per hour

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.