Veterinary Assistant Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites for this program?

There are two academic assessments you must take and pass before you can register. The exams are basic math (ACA) and basic reading (ACR)*.

  • Your score for the ACA must be at an eighth grade level
  • Your score for the  ACR  must be at a ninth grade reading level
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Animal First Aid & CPR
  • Massage Therapy for Animals

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

*If you do not have a GED or High school Diploma, please contact Adult Literacy at 443-412-2152

The courses below for certification cannot be tested out of and must be taken in order:

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

What textbooks are needed for the program?

All textbooks for CET classes are available in the college book store located in the Student Center