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Veterinary Practice Assistant

Certificate

Learn management and communication skills for a veterinary practice, standard office procedures, medical terminology, surgical assistance, and other basic animal care assisting skills. 

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: No

Location

East Campus

Contact Information

Division of Business & IT
Dean: 520.206.7694
Program Director: 520.206.7414

Program Information

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Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Veterinary Practice Assistant $26,702

Academic Options

Continue your veterinary studies by completing the Veterinary Technician AAS.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
VET 106 Veterinary Practice Assistant I 3
VET 107 Veterinary Practice Assistant II 3
VET 108 Introduction to Veterinary Facilities Practices 6
Total 12

Program/Major Codes: CRTVEP/VEP

www.pima.edu/vet-assistant-cert

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