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Online Veterinary Assistant Certification Program

Veterinary Assistant School
Veterinary Assistant School

The USCI online Veterinary Assistant School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on your phone.

Do you want to work with animals? Our online veterinary assistant school may be a great option for you. Become a Veterinary Assistant and learn how to care for all shapes and sizes of animals. As an animal caregiver you can be part of a busy veterinary clinic in your community, or work for pet stores, kennels, breeding and livestock farms, grooming salons, ranches, zoos and many more places. You’ll enjoy a career doing what you love—helping animals and their owners.

If you're excited by the thought of working in an animal care facility or if you've always dreamed of joining the animal care team assisting veterinarians, then let U.S. Career Institute help you turn that passion into a reality!

  • Our Veterinary Assistant online class is designed to prepare you to work successfully in an animal care environment.
  • Veterinary Assistant jobs are projected to increase 20% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$59 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Online Veterinary Assistant school training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Online Veterinary Assistant Training

U.S. Career Institute’s Veterinary Assistant Classes provide graduates with the skills necessary to perform many animal care duties. Students learn everything from animal and medical terminology to proper handling of animals in examination procedures. Students will also be exposed to laws and regulations of the animal care field.

Our online Veterinary Assistant program covers many topics including:

  • Proper Handling and Restraint of Animals
  • Physical Examination of Animal Patients
  • Grooming, Manicuring and Bathing
  • Animal and Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy, Immunity and Vaccinations
  • Exotic Animals: Care and Handling
  • Disease Conditions, X-rays, Preparing for Surgery
  • Assisting the Surgeon and Postoperative Procedures
  • Anesthesia for Animals and Giving Medicine
  • Quarantine, Diets and Dental Care

For the full Veterinary Assistant course outline, please visit our Course Outline page. Veterinary Assistant Outline

Veterinary Assistant Career Outlook & Course That Fits Your Life



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Job Growth by 2032


In as little as four months you can be ready to start working as a Veterinary Assistant. And our self-paced online veterinary assistant school training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online veterinary assistant certificate course, there are no in-person veterinary classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Veterinary Assistant program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Veterinary Assistant—no previous experience needed.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online Veterinary Assistant school training Outcomes

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I have enjoyed the lessons, they are very well written, easy to follow and understand. I appreciate being able to complete the courses at my own pace.


Online Veterinary Assistant school training tuition and financing

Veterinary Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Veterinary Assistant program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Veterinary Assistant FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Vet Assistant?
A. Becoming a vet assistant typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful, courses typically cover topics like animal first-aid, medical terminology, and an overview of veterinarian office procedures.
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Q. What does a Veterinary Assistant do?
A. Veterinary Assistants can work in zoos, shelters, veterinary clinics and pet stores assisting with administrative tasks and simple procedures.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Veterinary Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Veterinary Assistants jobs are expected to increase 20% by 2032.*
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Q. How much does a Veterinary Assistant Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $589 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Veterinary Assistant Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Veterinary Assistant?
A. Demand for highly skilled Veterinary Assistants can be found in veterinarian offices, pet stores, kennels, breeding and livestock farms, grooming salons, ranches, zoos, laboratories, colleges and universities, and research facilities.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Veterinary Assistant program?
A. Skills covered in the Veterinary Assistant Program include Proper Handling and Restraint of Animals, Physical Examination of Animal Patients, Grooming, Manicuring and Bathing, Animal and Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Immunity and Vaccinations, Exotic Animals: Care and Handling, Disease Conditions, X-rays, Preparing for Surgery, Assisting the Surgeon and Postoperative Procedures, Quarantine, Diets and Dental Care.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Veterinary Assistant school cost?
While our online veterinary assistant school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Veterinary Assistant school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced veterinary assistant program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a veterinary assistant, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online veterinary assistant school program is completed in 7 months.

Is this the best online Veterinary Assistant school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online veterinary assistant school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Veterinary Assistant school near me?
Our online veterinary assistant school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Veterinary Assistants (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.