Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Assistant Training-NAVTA Accredited

Veterinary assistants have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the fastest-growing professions. Linda Brown will help you discover the science of veterinary medicine so that you can assist in providing medical care to sick and injured animals. Learn the basic physiological aspects of various animals and demonstrate your competence in working with animals under the supervision of veterinary medicine specialists.


This program is NAVTA accredited (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and students qualify to sit for the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) Exam.  Veterinary Assistants can work with Veterinarians in private practice, animal shelters, animal control facilities, pet stores, kennels and veterinary drug companies.


Students will receive their textbook as an e-book for assigned readings as well as a hard copy workbook.  Internet accessibility is essential to successful completion of the program.  Strongly recommend access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet for reading material.



Tue/Thu Feb 16-Apr 26

Externship: Apr 27-May 24

Final Review: May 26

Final Exam: May 31

Last Day: June 2
HCS 750 001Z


Feb 9

FREE Health Careers Information Session

Learn details about careers as a Veterinary Assistant, Medical Coder, & Pharmacy Technician.

Tue, Jan 12, 6-8pm

To register by phone, call 217/351-2235

Session will provide:

Important course details

An opportunity to ask questions

Insight into a career as a Veterinary Technician Assistant..




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