Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants care for the well-being of animals in animal hospitals and clinics by performing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, veterinary technologists and technicians. Working as a veterinary assistant can be a good way to get started on your path to other jobs in animal health.

Students interested in earning the Veterinary Assistant Certificate can enroll in the courses below. The general education courses can be taken at any MCC campus. The program specific courses will be offered at select campuses during certain semesters.

General education course recommendations

Offered during spring, summer and fall sessions

  • ANHS 100 Introduction to Veterinary Practice Management
  • ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology
  • ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline and Exotic Pets.

MCC-Maple Woods
Hybrid class offered during spring and fall sessions

  • ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation

Are you interested in becoming a certified veterinary practice manager?

The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association requires the completion of eighteen (18) college credit hours in management related courses to sit for the certification examination.

MCC offers online and on campus management related courses to help you achieve your goal.

The following management related courses are offered online:

  • ACCT 101 Accounting Principles I (3 Cr.)
  • BUSN 105 Business Communications (3 Cr.)
  • BUSN 150 Marketing (3 Cr.)
  • BUSN 200 Business Management (3 Cr.)
  • BUSN 240 Human Resources Management (3 Cr.)
  • BUSN 270 Legal Environment of Business (3 Cr.)
  • VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management (2 Cr.)

Visit the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association website for requirements for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager examination.

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