Learn About our Veterinary Assistant Program, with our Featured Student Spotlight Series

      Do you love animals? Are you interested in a hands-on career, in which you work directly with animals? A career as a Veterinary Assistant could be a good choice for you! Career training offers you the opportunity to learn specialized skills and knowledge that can equip you for a technical career. With HDMC’s Veterinary Assistant program, you can learn the knowledge and skills you need to confidently transition from school to the workforce. With HDMC’s practical, skill-based training, job placement assistance, and supportive community culture, you can be empowered to pursue your path to purpose. Check out this installment of our Student Spotlight series, featuring HDMC Veterinary Assistant students Bianca and Kassandra, to learn more about HDMC, our 35-week Veterinary Assistant diploma program, and why so many students just like you choose HDMC. Learn more about HDMC, with this edition of our Featured Student Spotlight Series.  

Bianca Johnson, Veterinary Assistant program, HDMC Temecula

     Bianca, a Veterinary Assistant student at HDMC Temecula, was chosen for the Student Spotlight by her Instructor Sarah Morris. Ms. Morris appreciates Bianca’s work ethic and attitude, saying, “She excels in everything she does and is not afraid to get hands dirty! She is always the first to volunteer and it doesn’t matter if it’s a dissection or just walking animals. She always helps new students feel welcomed and I can honestly say has made me a better instructor because she makes me expect the unexpected!”

     Bianca credits her instructor Sarah Morris for helping her along her path as she pursues her career as a Veterinary Assistant. Bianca says, “I never thought I’d be where I’m at today. If it wasn’t for my VA instructor, who knows what I’d be doing right now. Her dedication and willingness to provide unique experiences to her students makes all the difference in our ability to learn. Thank you, Sarah, for helping me get here.”

Kassandra Flemate, Veterinary Assistant program, HDMC Temecula

     Kassandra Flemate, a student in Sarah Morris’ Temecula VA class as well, also credits her instructor with supporting her as she pursues her career path in veterinary assisting. Kassandra especially appreciates the hands-on training she has received as part of the Veterinary Assistant program. Kassandra says, “I want to thank my instructor Sarah and all HDMC staff for guiding me through this journey. The Veterinary Assistant program has developed my way of thinking and prepared me to start my career. The hands-on training was an incredible experience!”

      Instructor Sarah Morris chose Kassandra to be featured in the Student Spotlight because of her dedication, effort, and potential. Ms. Morris says, “Kass is an individual whose work ethic is beyond compare. She’s so quiet in class, but brilliant and not afraid to get her hands dirty! She has worked in medical jobs prior, but has found passion in all her animals, thanks to her wonderful Husky Lobo! Kass is an individual who I know will go so far and will start changing the world!”

      In HDMC’s Veterinary Assistant program students learn the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills to enter this rewarding field. Through a combination of quality curriculum delivered by experienced faculty, and hands-on practical experience in on-campus labs and through an externship, HDMC students learn how to provide critical assistance and support to scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Students learn:

  • Exam room preparation
  • Maintaining and sterilizing surgical instruments
  • Intaking animals for exams
  • Feeding, bathing, and exercising animals
  • Restraining animals during procedures
  • Caring for and monitoring animals after surgery or treatment
  • Giving medications
  • Administering immunizations. 

     HDMC’s Veterinary Assistant program can be completed in as few as 35 weeks, and graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Veterinary Assistant diploma.

     After completing their program, HDMC graduates enter the job market with confidence, thanks to the support of HDMC’s Career Services department. High Desert Medical College is committed to assisting our program graduates in the pursuit of stable, rewarding employment, and the Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance. While the school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, HDMC instructors and Career Services staff consistently seek to assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. At HDMC we are committed to offering both a quality educational experience, and individualized job placement assistance, so graduates can utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained to successfully enter their chosen career fields.

     HDMC’s Veterinary Assistant program is focused, comprehensive, and provides the competitive skills needed for today’s job market. Students like Bianca and Kassandra choose HDMC for their career training because HDMC offers practical, skill-based training, job placement assistance, and a supportive community culture in which students feel empowered to pursue their path to purpose. Why should you choose HDMC for your Veterinary Assistant career training? With HDMC you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience to make your career goals a reality. Call 888-633-4362 or click here to get started today!


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