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Veterinary Assistant – Lancaster

As a Veterinary Assistant in Lancaster, you will handle routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Tasks include feeding, bathing and exercising animals, restraining animals during procedures, maintain and sterilize surgical instruments, care for animals after surgery and give medication and immunizations prescribed.

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LANCASTER VETERINARY ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Becoming a Veterinary Assistant through courses at High Desert Medical College in Lancaster will prepare you to enter one of the fastest-growing professions in the health care industry. HDMC helps ensure our students can enter the job market successfully with a program involving classroom theory lab procedures and externship.

As a Veterinary Assistant in Lancaster, you will handle routine animal care and help scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians with their daily tasks. Tasks include feeding, bathing and exercising animals, restraining animals during procedures, maintain and sterilize surgical instruments, care for animals after surgery and give medication and immunizations prescribed.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Veterinary Assistants as a fast growing occupations over the 2020-2030 decade. Employment is projected to grow 14% – much faster than the average job ranking. As of 2020, Veterinary Assistants held about 107,200 jobs with employment in Veterinary Offices, Veterinary Hospitals, Research Facilities, Animal Shelters, Wildlife Refuges and Zoos.

VA PROGRAM COURSES INCLUDE
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Nursing Care for the Veterinary Assistant
  • Externship
VA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Total Weeks in Program: 35 Weeks – Morning/Afternoon classes | 42 Weeks – Evening classes
  • Semester Credit Hours: 44.41
  • Financial Aid Credits: 25
  • Total Clock Hours: 940
  • Classroom Hours: 740
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 200
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion
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