Veterinary Assistant

Full-Day Senior Only & Adult Program – 1080 hrs
Campus: Willow Street | CIP Code: 51.0808
Instructor: Lindsay Feerrar
Instructor: Laura Laukhuff

Career Focus Statement

Transform your love of animals into a rewarding career using nursing, surgical, and animal care skills.

Program Goals

All Agri-Science students will:

  • Earn National Skills Certificates, i.e. National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and PA Skills Certificates.
  • Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
  • Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.

Program Description

  • Experience the reward of caring for animals in a clinical setting.
  • Practice customer service and professional ethics when interacting with patients, clients and coworkers.
  • Actively participate in live surgical clinics weekly as part of a professional veterinary team.

Employment Opportunities

  • Animal Caretaker
  • Animal Intake Officer
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer Assistant
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Receptionist
  • Groomer
  • Veterinary Technician (AAS)
  • Veterinary Technologist (BS)