This 24-week program 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. Each student will also participate in clinical training through our “community classroom,” which includes 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.