Veterinary Assistant

If you have an interest in the health and well-being of animals, this program is for you.

Learn to work as part of a veterinarian team to improve the health of animals. Veterinary assistants play a very hands-on-role in the care and treatment of animals. Some even assist in surgery.

Required Exams

  • Math Assessment Test (ACA)*
  • Reading Assessment Test (ACR)* 

*These assessments are at no charge and available in the Test Center located in Fallston Hall. No appointment is necessary.  For information, please call 443-412-2352.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Animal First Aid & CPR
  • Massage Therapy for Animals

Career Courses

  • Veterinary Assistant Certification I: Introduction to Veterinary Assisting
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification II: Anatomy, Physiology, Disease, & Nutrition 
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification III: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification IV: Surgery & Emergency Care
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification V:  Large & Exotic Animals
  • Small Animal Externship

*If you do not have a GED or High school Diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at
Technical Standards apply.