Overview

In just six weeks, students can have all the necessary skills to become a professional veterinary assistant.

Learn all the aspects of veterinary medicine necessary like receptionist duties, laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer service skills. Veterinary assistants start with a competitive salary working in veterinary practices, veterinarian hospitals, shelters, and rescue organizations.

All materials included. Offsite dates meet at Midlands Veterinary Practice.

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!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.60 36

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Become a competent veterinary assistant learning receptionist duties, laboratory procedures, medical terminology, and customer skills. Successful completion of this certificate program will qualify you for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant. All materials included.

Classroom

ID: CEANC-508

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$839.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$839.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Veterinary Assistant

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

+28.8

Average Annual Salary

$26,006

According to EMSI data as of 2018

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.