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    Palo Alto College
  Feb 24, 2020
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018 
Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Veterinary Assistant Level 2 Certificate

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Veterinary Assistants are a valuable part of the veterinary health care team who assist both the veterinarian and the veterinary technician. Although the certificate program does not qualify the student to be eligible for the Licensed Veterinary Technician examination, it can be used as a stepping stone for the Veterinary Technolo­gy Associate of Applied Science degree program. All courses taken with the certificate are directly applicable to the associate degree.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Related Award

Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.  

Total Credit Hours Required: 32

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Information

The Veterinary Assistant is a Level II certificate program that requires completion of 32 semester credit hours. 

A limited number of qualified students are admitted to the Veterinary Technology Program every fall semester. Prospective students must submit application and documentation by the deadline of June 1. All applications will be reviewed, ranked, and notified by June 15. For further information regarding application process requirements, selection and forms, refer to the Veterinary Technology website:

Accepted students will be required to have a physical exam, tetanus prophylaxis and pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis before entrance for the fall semester.  All prerequisite and VTHT courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. NO VTHT course older than 5 years, prior to graduation, may be counted toward the AAS degree or certificate in Veterinary Technology.


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 51.0808
Major Code: VTVA

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