The online application for our 2024 ROP Certified Veterinary Assistant Program is now closed.
Video: Take a sneak peek into our CVA program! See what our classes look like, meet our instructor and find out why students choose Butte County ROP.
This 24-week program (600 clock hours) prepares students with the necessary manipulative skills, technical knowledge and experience for entry-level employment as a veterinary assistant, animal caretaker or kennel attendant.
Through a combination of lecture, laboratory and clinical experience, students will receive skills training in the following: animal behavior, anatomy, sanitation, nutrition, disease, laboratory work and various animal hospital tasks.
Community Classroom is a component of this program that provides students with unpaid on-the-job training experiences at sites in the field. Correlating classroom instruction with regularly scheduled, supervised and planned work-based learning, this type of experience supports students in preparing for a successful transition into the workplace. For the CVA Program, the Community Classroom consists of instruction in a veterinary office working side by side with a veterinarian and veterinary team members.
Students successfully completing this program may earn 6 units toward the Veterinary Technician program at Yuba College and are eligible to sit for the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Certified Veterinary Assistant exam.
This course is approved for federal financial aid. Please complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility. Butte ROP's school code is 042205.