Veterinary Assistant

Become a Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary assistants take charge of making sure office visits and procedures go smoothly for animals under veterinary care. Our 100% online course will train you to become a veterinary assistant, so you can turn your love of animals into a rewarding career.

Course Objectives

  • Anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems.
  • Handling medical records and communicate with clients and coworkers.
  • Restraining animals for procedures, take vital signs, and bathe them.
  • Nutrition, vaccinations and administering medication.
  • Preparing prescriptions, taking blood samples and radiographs.

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. 

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.


Jeff Grognet

Jeff Grognet has been a companion animal veterinarian for 25 years. He was a pioneer in the field of veterinary assistant teaching, developing his first course more than 18 years ago. Due to the success of his veterinary receptionist/assistant courses, he expanded his teaching into other high-demand areas including pet first aid and alternative medical therapies for companion animals. He practices at a veterinary hospital and contributes regularly to several magazines.



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Elizabeth Hoff, Program Specialist

 (360) 442-2602

Natalie Richie, Director of Operations

 (360) 442-2500

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