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Veterinary Assistant Training Program

WVET-001 Veterinary Assistant Training Program - (150 Hours)
Fee: $2,395.00

Classes Meet Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Section D31

Dates & Times
Mondays & Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • April 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, ( No class April 20), 23, 27, 30
  • May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, ( No Class May 25), 28
  • June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
  • July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

Required Books

Veterinary Assisting
Fundamentals & Applications
Beth Vanhorn
ISBN: 978-1435453876

Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology
Janet Amundson Romich, DVM
ISBN: 978-1-133-12576-1

Books are available at the STCC Bookstore located in Building 19 or online.

Course Description

Working with animals is a dream job for many. Caring for animals provides both a meaningful and rewarding career as well as skilled work that leads to a stable income. The ability to follow directions, listen and communicate efficiently, and multi-task are skills that a veterinary assistant should demonstrate. The essential skills you will learn in this program will help you keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices

The Veterinary Assistant works directly under the supervision of Veterinarians and the Veterinary Technician as they perform procedures, examinations, and treatments.  The Veterinary Assistant provides basic care for animals, such as feeding and exercising the animals, while learning how to recognize signs of illness and disease, performing laboratory procedures, interacting with clients, and performing general office procedures. Veterinary Assistants work in animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories, zoos, and animal parks.

Major Topics Include:

  • Exam room procedures
  • Animal restraint
  • Laws and their implication
  • Front office procedure
  • Pharmacy skills
  • Laboratory skills
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Medical nursing
  • Surgical tasks
  • Facility maintenance

Additional administrative duties such as fee collection procedures, banking procedures, accounts payable & receivable, and pet insurance information will be reviewed.

This occupation has an outstanding job outlook! The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment will grow much faster than the average for all occupations between 2016 and 2026, at about 19%. The BLS anticipates an increase in consumer spending on pets and their care.


  • 18 years or older.

Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes
  3. Type in ‘Vet’ and hit 'Submit"
  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates
  5. Enter your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.
    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

To Enroll In Person:

Go to STCC Building 27, Room 143, 1st Floor to register for the course.

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

* Please note that special refund policies apply to some courses. The cost of non-returnable items will not be refunded.

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.


For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, 1st Floor

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