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Program of Study: Veterinary Assistant

CIP Code: 51.0808

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Mrs. Ariel Yanak

Veterinary Assistant

ayanak@lcvt.tec.pa.us


Minimum Prerequisites: 1 Math, 1 Science, 1 Language Arts

Career Focus Statement

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

Program Goals

  • 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.
  • Explore the science of veterinary medicine including animal care/control, grooming, clinical procedures/terminology, and disease prevention.
  • Interact daily with animals while working side by side with certified professionals.
  • Opportunity to work on your own and staff pets.
  • Assist local animal shelters in their efforts to care for and find homes for neglected pets.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Animal Caretaker
  • Animal Trainer
  • Groomer Assistant
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Veterinary Receptionist
  • Groomer
  • Continue on to Post Secondary Schooling for Veterinarian Technician