Veterinary Assistant Training        
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Program Summary
As, a Veterinary Assistant, you will help the Veterinarian or the Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks. You will feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury, clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals and clinics. This course combines 35-hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience for a total of 59 hours of instruction. Preregistration is required.

Roseville Gateway Campus
333 Sunrise Ave. Roseville, CA 95661

Course Fee - Preregistration is required
$ 699 Textbook purchased separately. After you have registered, our instructional partner, The Learning Oasis, will send you information on how to order your textbook, Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, 3rd edition. (Information will be forthcoming once student is enrolled via email. Please check your junk/spam mail if you don't receive it). 
Students must give a 7-day notice before class start date for cancellation and refunds. 
Review refund policy here. Enroll here.

Community Job Survey
$11–16 Entry level per hour.

​Quick Facts: Veterinary Assistants - The Department of Labor - Job Outlook
2014-249% (Faster than average)
Employment Change 2014-246,600 New jobs

Students must secure their own externship site for a total of 24 hours at a local veterinarian's office/hospital, local humane society, SPCA or other animal shelter.

Minimum 18 years of age and high school completion or its equivalent is required. Students need competency in, or completion of a basic computer operations course. Students need to have a basic mastery of English reading and comprehension and math basics. Students will be required to have access to the Internet, printing capabilities and an email address. Prior to placement in an externship, students will need to show proof of completing a CPR course for the Healthcare Provider, and submission of a resume. 

Certificate of Completion will be awarded after successful completion of the course and externship. 

Refund Policy
If student requests to withdraw from the class it must be submitted in writing to the Community Education Office. A refund will be granted under the following conditions and less the appropriate fees: 
  • If received seven (7) days prior to the starting date, the refund amount will be course fee LESS: $75 Administrative fee. 
  • If received prior to the second class meeting, the refund amount will be course fee LESS: $100 Administrative fee. 

No REFUND will be granted after the second class meeting.  Students who are dismissed from the program are not eligible for a refund.  These are intensive programs and we make no guarantee of completion or passage. 

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