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Manchester Community College

NCTD159M Veterinary Assistant

with Jamie DeKraai, CVT


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer this course via virtual learning with the instructor using Zoom meeting. 

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. Students must be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word processing program (Microsoft Word recommended) and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. 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.

This course is WIOA Certified.

Required Text: Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition by Paula Pattengale (ISBN-10: 1118440781 / ISBN-13: 978-1118440780)

  • CRN: TBA: Feb 22 - Apr 7th, 2021
    Mon and Wed for 7 weeks from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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(603) 206-8162

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