Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant program combines 35-hours of classroom training with a 24-hour volunteer experience.

Veterinary Assistants are valued team members in veterinary practices, clinics, and hospitals.  They work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide quality care for healthy, sick, and injured animals.  In this program, students will receive hands-on training on the correct handling and care of pets, learn proper examination procedures, and discover how to check for signs of illness and injury.  Additional topics covered include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and veterinary acronyms, nutrition, legal, ethical, and professional standards, and maintenance and management of a veterinary practice.  With more than 85 million households owning at least one pet, the veterinary field is a growing field!


Name of Institution Dates Schedule Tuition Payment Plan Registration
Cuesta College – San Luis Obispo 2/23/19-3/23/19 Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM $699 CTS payment plan; $399 deposit; $300 due by 3rd week of class
El Camino College – Torrance 3/2/19-3/30/19 Saturdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM $799 No payment plan
  • Register Online
  • By Phone
    (310) 660-6460
  • By Mail
    El Camino College Community Education
    16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
    Torrance CA 90506
  • In Person – Manhattan Beach Module #131 (off Manhattan Beach Blvd.)
  • Information Session: 
    1/26/19; 10-11 am; Contact El Camino College to RSVP
Glendale Community College – Glendale 2/23/19 –
Saturdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM $699 No payment plan
  • Register Online
  • By Phone
    (818) 240-1000 Ext. 5015
  • In Person/By Mail
    GCC Community Services Education
    1122 E. Garfield Ave.
    Room MP112
    Glendale CA 91205
  • Information Session: 1/12/19, 10 – 11 am.  Call Glendale Community College to RSVP.
Rio Hondo College 1/12/19-2/9/19 or 3/30/19 – 5/4/19 Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM $700 Rio Hondo payment plan
  • Register Online
  • By Phone
    (562) 692-0921
  • In Person/By Mail
    Rio Hondo College Continuing Education
    Campus Inn
    3600 Workman Mill Rd.
    Whittier CA 90506-1699
  • Information Session: 
    12/22/18 or 3/9/19; 11 – 12 pm; Contact Rio Hondo College to RSVP

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