Veterinary Assistant Training


Find an accredited veterinary assistant certification program at a local trade school or online medical vocational college. Schools have financial aid assistance for those who qualify and some offer night and weekend classes too. Not all classes are available in all locations, use the search application for your local options.

“Under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, veterinary technicians ensure their animal patients receive the proper care and attention by assisting with medical procedures. Veterinary technicians can work in a multitude of work environments, including clinics, hospitals, rescue shelters and zoos.”

Schools with Veterinary Assistant Programs

There are more schools with veterinary programs, use the search application for complete local information.

NEIT Vocational Technical Courses (Warwick, RI)

Rockford Career College Trade Programs (WI, MN, IL)

SJVC Medical, Trade & Degree Courses (CA)

NAU Vocational & Degree Classes (across USA)

What does a vet tech do?In the front office of the clinic, vet tech duties include greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, preparing invoices, following up with clients, and keeping a tidy waiting room. It is also a part of a veterinary technician’s job to restock supplies, label patient medications, discharge patients, and maintain their records.

Most states require veterinary technicians to be licensed, certified, or registered before being hired. Depending on the state in which you reside and the office you wish to work for, requirements will vary. The Veterinary Technician National Examination is the most common certification exam and is available for completion once you graduate from a veterinary technology program.

Furthering your education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree will only improve your job opportunities and pave the way for a career as a veterinary technologist or eventually, a veterinarian.”

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