Veterinary Assistant

Online Program

Ready to take classes right now?  Calhoun Community College is currently offering self-directed on line classes.

Students have up to 6 months to complete the program and textbooks are mailed to the address used for enrollment.

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Veterinary Assistant Program with a 40-hour Clinical Rotation

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This 100-hour Veterinary Assistant program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.  Students will enjoy learning through classroom lecture as well as hands on labs.

Note: this program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.  In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local provider.

Clinical Externship: Upon successful completion of this Veterinary Assistant program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship with a local provider.  You may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.

Duration:  100 Hours

  • Dates: TBD
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday nights
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

AND Saturdays

  • Dates: TBD
  • Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Costs:  $1,899 (textbooks and externship included)
  • Education Requirements:  Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

For information about this program, please call Diane Peck at 256-306-2515.


All refund requests for the Spring 2020 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on February 14, 2020. Email with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.

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