• Veterinary Assisting

    The next Vet. Assisting class will begin July 2023.

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  • About the Vet. Assisting Program

    This program trains students to assist Veterinarians and other Veterinary professionals in the care of animal patients.

    Students will gain hands-on experience in lab skills such as fecal flotation, cytology, urinalysis, blood analysis and disease identification. There is ample opportunity for experiences in animal husbandry, grooming, and daily pet care. In addition to the 750 classroom hours, students are required by Florida Veterinary Medical Association to complete an additional 250 Experiential hours.

    Upon successful completion of the program, students will be qualified to take the industry certification test through the FVMA to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA).

    Program Length

    750 clock hours - approximately 9 months

    Class Schedule

    Classes are held Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Program Cost

    $2,900 - See Fee Sheet

    Admissions Requirements

    • Standard high school diploma or GED
    • Basic Skills (TABE) Graduation Requirement:
      • Math           9
      • Language    9
      • Reading       9

    Florida Deparment of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Vet. Assisting

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    Vet. Students

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