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If you want to pursue your dream of working with animals, start your Veterinary Assistant training at Valley College today

8-Month* Professional Veterinary Assistant Training Program in Cleveland, OH

Have you always had a love for animals? Have you considered a career where you can help animals heal and make families happy? Training to become a Veterinary Assistant can turn your love of animals into a fulfilling career.

The Veterinary Assistant Diploma can be completed in as little as 8 months*. This program combines online study with hands-on labs and is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and core competencies necessary to effectively work in a veterinary office.

This program is offered ONLINE/HYBRID for added flexibility!: You can attend classes CONVENIENTLY online, and labs will take place on-campus for HANDS ON application.

The labs take place at our Cleveland, OH campus.

  • Apr 29thVeterinary Assistant: Valley College (Cleveland, OH Campus) 8700 Brookpark Road Cleveland OH United States 44129 This 8-month* Veterinary Assistant program is offered as a "hybrid program" with all theory courses completely online and on-site lab skills training on weekends near the program end, providing a flexible path to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a fulfilling, hands-on career in the Veterinary industry. College

The best way to see if Valley College is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.

Become a Skilled Veterinary Assistant

When you enroll in Valley College’s Veterinary Assistant program, you will be preparing yourself for an exciting new career. Our qualified instructors come to class with real-world experience and a working knowledge of the field.

You will learn:

  • Fundamental animal care procedures and practices
  • Collection and preparation of laboratory samples
  • How to administer medication
  • Key office procedures and medical records management procedures
  • Client communication
  • Preventative animal health care
  • Animal behavior and restraint
  • Veterinary medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
    and more!

Is a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Right for You? Take the Valley College "Veterinary Assistant Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Veterinary Assistant Career Training Readiness score now!

Hands-On Practical Experience

You will receive a balanced approach of online instruction and practical hands-on work in a laboratory setting that will enable you to master the core competencies needed to become a successful Veterinary Assistant.

This program has been designed to build and strengthen both critical thinking skills and hands-on skills to work professionally and safely in a veterinary related facility.

The entire team supported me here at Valley College. They all have a positive attitude, which makes you feel positive as well!
Zach H., Valley Graduate

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to pursue the following positions:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Small Animal Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Front Office Personnel
  • Veterinary Receptionist
  • Laboratory Animal Caregiver
  • Administrative Assistant in a Veterinary Office

Building Your Career as a Veterinary Assistant

In addition to gaining the practical skills required to become a Veterinary professional, you’ll also receive career development guidance so you can make the most of your training and feel fully prepared to make the transition from student to working professional.

Is a Rewarding Career in Veterinary Health Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Veterinary Health and exploring whether Valley College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 216-453-8201

*Program length when completed in normal time