Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant
  • 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

Prerequisites:

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

Pathway to Careers
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Veterinarian

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 Recognition
  • Gold Medal, Public Health Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • Silver Medal, Clinical Specialty Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2014
  • Outstanding HOSA Chapter and HOSA Week Recognitions, National HOSA Conference, 2013
  • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • Silver Medal, Public Health Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
  • Gold Medal, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011

Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

Through a dual enrollment agreement with Pima Community College's Veterinary Technician Program, students in the second year veterinary assistant class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements, which must be met before the college will grant college credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

Central Arizona College Available

Pima Community College Credits Available


2015-2016 Program Information
Accredited NAVTA Training Program

 


Vet Assistant Award Video
Animal Day Spa



Student Success Corner
  • 2014 - 16 students earned NAVTA approved Veterinary Assistant national certification
  • 2014 - 39 students earned the Veterinary Assistant Practice certificate from Pima Community College
  • 2013 - 27 students earned the Veterinary Assistant Practice certificate from Pima Community College
  • 2012 - 14 students earned the Veterinary Assistant Practice certificate from Pima Community College.


Program Instructors

 Jennifer Schwartz
Jennifer Schwartz
(520) 316-4276

Jennifer Schwartz is a certified veterinary technician with 3 years work experience as a veterinary assistant and 8 years work experience as a veterinary technician. She holds a bachelor's degree of applied science in veterinary medicine technology from Siena Heights University. Jennifer joined CAVIT in 2012.

Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams
(520) 316-4363

Ashley Williams is a certified veterinary technician with over 5 years work experience as a veterinary assistant and 7 years work experience as a veterinary technician. She holds a bachelor's of science degree in veterinary science from University of Arizona. Ashley joined CAVIT in 2012.