Veterinary Assistant


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.

Program Type

Training Certificate

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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On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
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. Topics covered in this class will be beneficial for jobs in a veterinary practice. All materials included.



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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


Average Annual Salary

According to EMSI data as of 2022

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.

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Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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