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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Veterinary Assistant Program

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

  • Prepared for immediate employment as a veterinary assistant and college veterinary technician education.

Entrance Requirements


  • Desire to work in the veterinary assistant area.
  • Students must not be allergic to animals and be in moderate to good physical condition.

Related Career Pathways

  • Animal Control Officer
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Animal Care Associate
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Pet Groomer
  • Kennel Owner
  • Animal Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist

Program Length

This program is designed to be completed in two years. Students successfully completing the two-year program will receive a certificate of completion.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Silver - Veterinary Assistant, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2019
  • Bronze - Veterinary Assistant, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2019