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If you have an interest in the health and well-being of animals, this program is for you.
As the veterinary field grows, so does the demand for certified veterinary assistants! As a member of the veterinarian team, you will assist the veterinarian and veterinarian technician in the delivery of patient care, maintaining a clean and safe work environment, administering medications to animals, and providing compassionate care to animals and their owners. Learn essential job skills, such as animal husbandry, emergency care, nutrition, surgery, diagnostics, and more. Experience hands-on learning in the classroom and with a variety of animals during the externship.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2015 median pay for a Veterinary Assistant was $24,360 per year. Employment is expected to grow 9% from 2014-2024, faster than the national average.
Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work completed at Harford Community College qualifies students to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Upon passing the exam, the student receives an AVA title designation with certificate. For more information, visit the National Association for Veterinary Technicians in America.
*If you do not have a GED or High school Diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at
**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.
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JeanMarie Krygowski, 443-412-2337, or email email@example.com.
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