Program TitleVeterinary Assistant
Program Description
  • administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by vets
  • monitor animals recovering from surgery
  • clean and maintain kennels, holding areas, exam and operating rooms
  • hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures
  • provide emergency first aid to sick or injured animals
  • assist vets in examining animals
  • clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment
  • perform routine lab tests or diagnostic tests 
Program O*Net URL, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Estimated Complete Program Cost Tuition and FeesIn-District = $5,955.75/Out of District = $6,045.75 /In State (based on Western Undergraduate Exchange) = $8,546.40/Out of State = $8,955.75
Estimated Complete Program Cost Room and Boarddorm one = $419.00 per month room/$4,604 for one year meal plan
Estimated Complete Program Cost Books and Supplies*$1,054.00
Other Program Costs
*Additional program costs may apply depending on instruction for that year.  These costs should not be large as special services fee, technology fee, books and supplies, insurance, bus pass, and uniform fee is included in the program cost.
Length of Program (Normal Time)fall, spring, and summer semesters - one year.
Number of Students that Completed the Program21
Number of Students that Completed within Normal Time21
Job Placement Rates for Students Completing the Program
Employment:  veterinarian offices, zoos, animal shelters.
We average 75% employment placement for students who complete this program.
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