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Veterinary Assistant School

The Veterinary Assistant School is a 10-week career school that is accredited with the State of Ohio.

What is our school about?

The Veterinary Assistant School will prepare the student for an entry-level position in a small animal veterinary hospital. A veterinary assistant (animal aide) is an animal care-focused position.

What is a veterinary assistant?

A veterinary assistant aids veterinarians and veterinary technicians in preventing and treating animal diseases. Veterinary assistants have a significant role in helping the veterinary hospital and other types of animal care-oriented facilities operate efficiently. Their main duties are:

  • Holding animals for treatments and tests
  • Front office support
  • Checking in animal patients
  • Educating the pet owners
  • Collecting and processing laboratory samples
  • Administering medicines
  • Keeping the animal patients and the hospital clean

The Veterinary Assistant School will prepare students for an entry-level position in a small animal veterinary hospital as a veterinary assistant (animal aide) or other animal care-focused opportunities. The Veterinary Assistant School will teach basic small animal veterinary hospital skills, such as:

• Office procedures and professional conduct
• Anatomy and terminology
• Dentistry
• Dermatology
• Ears
• Fleas
• Heartworms
• Internal parasites
• Nutrition
• Animal behavior
• Vaccinations

Frequently Asked Questions

Will VAS help me find a job after I complete the program?

While a certificate from the VAS may help you get a job, the VAS cannot guarantee you will get a job. It is up to the graduate to procure employment. The VAS will assist you with job opportunities and interviewing skills.

Are financing options available?

We have financing options and payment options available. Please give us a call at (937) 748-1378 to start your career in animal care.

Can I visit the school before enrolling?

Yes, we encourage you to visit the school as your next step toward a new career. Please call us at (937)-748-1378 to schedule a tour. On the tour, you can see the program and hospital for yourself, learn about the school, and even see our animals. Once you make an appointment for admission to the Veterinary Assistant Program, our staff will work with you on any other information needed for the acceptance process. Parents and friends are welcome to come along.

I’m coming in from out of town. Can you help me find a hotel?

For out-of-town students, VAS can help secure housing arrangements. Our staff will help you determine which option suits your needs.

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