Veterinary Assistants support veterinarians by aiding in the evaluation and treatment of basic health, injuries and illnesses of large and small animals. They also provide customer service and office support. Courses include animal anatomy, medical terminology, basic pharmacology, medical imaging, laboratory processes, animal care and disease prevention. Veterinary Assistants provide on-site support to the agricultural community and fill a growing need in biomedical industries.
Veterinary Assistants typically work in animal hospitals, clinics or other animal facilities. A one-year Veterinary diploma will allow you to enter the workforce sooner and provides the foundation for completing the Veterinary Technician degree.