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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Veterinary Science Program for 2024–2025

Program Highlights

  • Experience the reward of saving and caring for animals.
  • Manage an animal wellness clinic delivering quality veterinary services including examinations, assisting in surgeries, and developing x-rays.
  • Work with animals such as dogs, cats, horses, and goats as part of a professional veterinary team.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the two-year course, students have the opportunity to test for approved veterinary assistant, pet CPR, and OSHA veterinary industry certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if dual enrollment requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Hospital Procedures
  • Breed Identification
  • Clinic Work Experience
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Exotic/Small/Large Animal Care
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Law & Ethics
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Terminology
  • Surgical Preparation

Veterinary Assistant Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.90–$16.71
  • $26,840–$34,960

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages

    Related Career Pathways

    • Animal Control Officer
    • Animal Breeder
    • Certified Veterinary Assistant
    • Farm Manager
    • Pet Groomer
    • Research Scientist
    • Veterinarian
    • Wildlife Biologist
    • Zookeeper

    *with additional education in this field.