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Veterinary Assisting

The next Vet. Assisting class begins August 10, 2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, we can only accept registrations by appointment.

How to begin registration:
1)  Download, print, and carefully read all the information on each of the links
on the left side of this page (on a mobile device, the links may appear at the top of the page).


2) Email adriana.magana@sdhc.k12.fl.us to schedule an appointment.

We will accept students on a first-come, first-served basis, in the order that
registration appointment are scheduled. Once all appointment slots are taken,
we will open a wait-list.

If you have questions, the best way to get in touch with us is by email:


        
To learn more about the Vet. Assisting profession and job outlook:


Certified Vet Assistant imageCourse Description:
This program trains students to assist Veterinarians and other Veterinary professionals in the care of animal patients.  Students will gain hands-on experience in lab skills such as fecal flotation, cytology, urinalysis, blood analysis and disease identification.  There is ample opportunity for experiences in animal husbandry, grooming, and daily pet care.  In addition to the 750 classroom hours, students are required by Florida Veterinary Medical Association to complete an additional 250 Experiential hours.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be qualified to take the industry certification test through the FVMA to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  

Program Specifics:
Length — 750 hours (9 months)
Approximate Cost — $2,700

Classes held Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Earning Potential:
Certified Veterinary Assistant
  • Mean Hourly Wage $10.59
  • Mean Annual Wage $22,030
Qualifications:
  • 18 years old
  • Standard HS Diploma or GED
  • Basic Skills level on TABE or Wonderlic required for graduation:  Math-9, Language-9, Reading-9
For questions and to schedule a tour:
Email School Counselor:  
Adriana Magaña


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