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Veterinary Assistant Training Courses

Veterinary Assistant Training Courses

Veterinary Assistant Training Courses

Stethoscope listening to a Dalmatian puppy's heart

HCC offers specialized courses in  veterinary office career training to prepare students to work as a front desk assistant in a veterinary office, a veterinary assistant, or a dog trainer, as well as from a career in an animal rescue shelter. Courses are also provided for the licensed veterinary technicians that need continuing education in order to maintain their license. 

Topics include:

Classes start in February and must be taken in order to successfully complete all program requirements. 

  • Medical Terminology & Introduction to Anatomy for Veterinary Assistants
  • Veterinary Assistant Principles
  • Veterinary Assistant Practices

Course Requirements:

  • Students must pass all required exams
  • Students must have attendance of 70%
  • A cumulative average of the mid-term and final exam must be a minimum 70%
  • Students must complete a total of 15 clinical practicum hours
  • Students must receive a 65% or better on the mid-term for placement in clinicals
  • Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours observation at a Veterinary Clinic/hospital
  • Students must present final project/presentation 


Scholarships are available and may cover all or part of the program cost. For more information or to apply now, click here. 

Spring 2024

Summer 2024