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Veterinary Assistant Program

We know our students–their lives and families, obstacles and motivations, and their dreams and goals. We also know their potential–that's why we're committed to providing a supportive environment that empowers you to pursue your dreams of caring for animals. Your stories, challenges and triumphs inspire our faculty and staff every day.

Harrison College's 300 contact hour non-credit Veterinary Assistant program provides you the opportunity to learn:

  • Small animal husbandry
  • Laws and ethics of veterinary medicine
  • Hands-on practical and clinical skills for small animal procedures
  • Soft skills, professionalism and communication

Learn more about our Veterinary Assistant program by viewing our program information sheet here.

Our Veterinary Assistant Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA).

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Salary & Employment

According to O*Net, veterinary assistants make an average of $23,550 annually, and employment is projected to grow eight to 14 percent from 2012-2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states, “Despite average employment growth, high occupational turnover will result in good job opportunities.”

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