Learn receptionist duties, laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer service skills. Successful completion of this certificate program will qualify you for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant.
How to Enroll
To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
|100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
|Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
|100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Veterinary Assistant Certificate
Become a competent veterinary assistant learning receptionist duties, laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer skills. Topics covered in this class will be beneficial for jobs in a veterinary practice. All materials included.
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not including fees and equipment
As a vet assistant, you will be responsible for feeding, watering, and examining pets and other non-farm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. Occasionally, assistants may provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
Projected Job Growth
Average Annual Salary
Where Can I Work?
- Veterinary Hospital
What’s next after I complete this program?
Further Your Education
Pursue an associate degree as a veterinary technician. Take core general studies classes at MTC and then transfer to one of two technical colleges in SC that provide this program – Piedmont Technical College or Tri-County Technical College.
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
After successfully gaining an associate degree and being a Veterinary Technician, move on to a bachelor’s degree and then apply to veterinarian school.