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Veterinary Assistant Training Program

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In the growing world of Veterinary office careers the Veterinary Assistant plays a valuable role. A veterinary assistant has the task of helping both the Veterinarian and the Veterinary Technician in the care of all the animals at a clinic or hospital. Tasks such as cleaning and disinfecting laboratory and surgical equipment, feeding and watering the animals, assist in examinations of the animals, checking for illnesses, injuries and disease. Day to day care of animals, feeding, watering, and grooming. 

This course combines 70-hours of classroom instruction with a 40-hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience for a total of 110 hours of instruction.

Prerequisites: 18 years of age or older; HS diploma or GED; proficiency in keyboarding; basic understanding of computing & word processing; command of English language. Students will be required to have internet access, printing capabilities and an email address. No veterinary office work experience required.

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Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Sat


Kimberly Bohannon 



Please read:  Required Materials: Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2e by Margi Sirois EdD, MS, RVT, LAT ISBN# 978-0323359221 Workbook for Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2e by Margi Sirois ISBN# 978-0323377102 Veterinary Assistant (Quick Study: Academic) by Inc. BarCharts Pamplet -Payment Option Plan: A payment option plan may be available to you through Gavilan College Community Education. The payment option plan will be broken into an initial non-refundable deposit of $400.00 upon registration and then 2 equal payments of $400.00 will be due throughout duration of program on specified dates; for specific details, please request a training packet. -Cancellation Policy: No refunds for this program please choose carefully. Students must submit cancellation request 3 business days prior to the first day of the class. If not received 3 days prior to first day of class students will forfeit full amount of the course. Students in payment plan that cancel prior to first day of class in writing will forfeit their deposit of $400.00. Students in payment plan that cancel after first day of class in writing are responsible for entire course fee of $1,200.00.



Registration Closes On
Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/8/2018 - 12/1/2018 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Gilroy, HU101  Map Kimberly Bohannon 

Gavilan College Community Education
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA  95141
Phone: 408-229-4201