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Veterinary Assistant

red, white, and blue ribbonVeterinary Assistants are in great demand in the workforce. Employment of veterinary assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Learn more.

Veterinary Assistants are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team working under the supervision of a veterinarian/credentialed veterinary technician. Through this NAVTA approved program, get trained to provide assistance in animal nursing, behavior & restraint, emergency response, laboratory procedures, office procedures & client relations, pharmacy, preventative healthcare, radiology, and surgical & recovery room assistance.

Receive 180 hours (80 classroom, 100 clinical). The Program Director determines the clinical schedule. Get the class schedule on the first day.


  • Clear Criminal Background Check
  • Email and Internet Access
  • Student Health & Insurance Waiver
  • Tetanus Shot
  • Professional liability and student accident insurance must be purchased after Class #1.

Successful graduates receive an Ocean County College Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to sit for the National Approved Veterinary Assistant NAVTA Exam. The NAVTA exam fee is $100.

Course Code: CEHS-430
Cost: $2799
Sessions: 20/Saturday & Sunday


red, white, and blue ribbonThe red, white, & blue ribbon distinguishes this program as a Department of Veterans Affairs approved Veterans’ Educational Benefits program.

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