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Become a Veterinary Assistant

Earn a Veterinary Assistant Workforce Training Certificate at Frederick Community College and prepare to work as a vital member of an animal care team. Our proven and trusted career program features valuable training opportunities from initial introduction to advanced hands-on clinical experience and side-by-side training with experienced veterinary teams. Get ready to combine your love of animals with Veterinary Assistant training to prepare for a successful and rewarding career. Browse classes below to get started.
• CAH145 Foundation for Healthcare or ADE632 Bridge to Careers: Healthcare
• VET130 Veterinary Assistant 1
• VET131 Veterinary Assistant 2

Important Information
Please review the following requirements to enroll as candidates will need to:
• Demonstrate academic readiness in English by fulfilling one of the below requirements. Contact us to discuss your best option.
   - Visit the FCC Testing Center to take a free Accuplacer Test and score
      > 237 or higher in the QAS section (or earn a B or better in MATH80 or MATH50 at FCC.) and
      > 237 on Next Gen Reading or
      > 229 Reading & 237 Writing or
      > 102 on ESL reading or
      > 276 on ESL overall
   - Place into or be enrolled in ENGL 70 or higher
   - Provide recent high school or college grades.
   - Provide TOEFL, ACT, AP, CLEP, DSST, GED, PARCC/MCAP or SAT exam scores.
   - Earn CNA or CMA credential or provide transcript with MEDA101, SURG130, or NURS101
• Co-requisite: Current AHA Basic Life Support CPR card or registration in SAF157: CPR Basic Life Support.
• Review WTC eligibility requirements.

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