Veterinary Assistant

Love animals? Learn how to assist veterinarians and get started in the fast-growing field of veterinary medicine.

Millions of Americans spend lots of money caring for their pets, so it's no surprise that veterinary medicine is a fast-growing field. Veterinarians don't work on their own -- they need skilled professionals who can assist in the delivery of high quality pet care.

Upcoming Mandatory Information Sessions
Before you can complete your course application, you must complete placement testing and one of the following information sessions, which are offered via Zoom:

Spring 2023
T 2/28  10-11 a.m.
T 3/14  10-11 a.m.
W 4/12 10-11 a.m.

Summer 2023
M 6/26 9-10 a.m.
M 7/24 9-10 a.m.
M 8/21 9-10 a.m.

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Veterinary Assistant Training ONLINE!

Learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation and taking radiographs.

Prerequisites: Students must meet minimum diagnostic reading comprehension and arithmetic scores. Free testing is available in our testing center. For more information, including hours and requirements, go to Students can complete the course application anytime after they meet the prerequisites and will have six months to complete the online course.

Veterinary Assistant Clinical Practicum

Students can register for this 50-hour clinical practicum in a local veterinary practice upon completion of the online "Veterinary Assistant Training" course. Learn about office front desk procedures. Develop effective communication skills with clients and colleagues. Review medications used in the clinical setting. Participate in examination room procedures, including restraining patients, taking vital signs, performing exam room grooming and applying eye and ear medications. Utilize patient and staff safety measures and assist in surgical preparations. Gain experience in assisting in the completion of diagnostic radiographs.

Prerequisite: students must show certificate of completion of ed2go online training program. Students will have two months to complete clinical hours upon registration. Students must meet with the Director of CEWD Allied Health prior to registration for the clinical practicum to review specific clinical site requirements, which may include medical documentation. Contact Keith Davidson at or 410-334-6781 to set up an appointment.

Tuition: $496
Fee: $150


How to Register

There are a few steps you must complete before being registered. Click on the Apply Now button below and follow the steps to prepare for registration. If you have already completed these steps, you may complete the course application.

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Register online by clicking on the Complete Course Application button below.

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Financial Assistance is Available!

Complete the online scholarship application to see if you qualify.