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Online Veterinary Assistant School

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. This career is projected grow for years to come. You can be part of a busy veterinary clinic in your community. Enjoy a career doing what you love—helping animals and their owners.


Why Choose Veterinary Assisting?

There are thousands of independent veterinarian offices throughout the United States, but that's only a small fraction of the places where animal caregivers are employed. In pet stores, kennels, breeding and livestock farms, grooming salons, ranches, zoos and many more places, you'll find qualified Veterinary Assistants providing important services.

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 by all means let U.S. Career Institute help you turn that passion into a reality!

Online Veterinary Assistant School

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Online Veterinary Assisting School

All Veterinary Assistants have one thing in common — a deep love of animals and a sincere desire to help them. The men and women who work in this field put that love to work every day in an unusually wide variety of important jobs. Our program can give you the qualifications you need to join them.






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How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

U.S. Career Institute How to Become a Veterinary Assistant

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Veterinary Assisting programs are usually available at the certificate level, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like animal first-aid, medical terminology, and an overview of veterinarian office procedures.

Step 3:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, but formal education as a Veterinary Assistant will offer applicants an advantage.


What You'll Learn In Your Online Veterinary Assistant Training

Our Veterinary Assistant program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • 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 Course That Fits Your Life

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.

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Veterinary Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

Tuition for our Veterinary Assistant program is all-inclusive! You'll receive your electronic lesson books, supplements, instructor assistance and unlimited career support for graduates—all included in your tuition.

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.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online veterinary assistant program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!


Veterinary Assistant FAQ's

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 19% by 2028.*
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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 9 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, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, on the internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-assistants-and-laboratory-animal-caretakers.htm#tab-6 (October 3, 2019)