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Manchester Community College

NCVA159M Veterinary Assistant

with Jamie DeKraai, CVT


A Veterinary Assistant helps the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. They may 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 42 hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour volunteer experience to provide a complete learning experience. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or equivalent. The volunteer experience component requires students to volunteer their time (24 hours). Students will be responsible for coordinating their own volunteer experience.

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them, Our course will prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

Required Text: Tasks For The Veterinary Assistant 4th Edition by Teresa Sonsthagen

ISBN-13: 978-1119466826 or ISBN-10: 1119466822

This course is WIOA Approved.

* Skip: Monday, June 10th,2024

  • CRN: TBA: Jun 24 - Aug 7th, 2024
    Mon and Wed for 8 weeks from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Manchester Community College


1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102 Get directions

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