Veterinary Assistant Program
Combine your love of animals with FCC’s program to begin a new career! Our dedicated instructors provide expert education and side-by-side training with veterinary teams. Upon successful completion, receive an FCC Certificate of Completion, indicating you have the training required to work as a veterinary assistant.
This comprehensive program begins fall 2017 and concludes June 2018. Training consists of 4 noncredit courses and a supervised clinical practicum, totals 256 hours and provides the basic knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level position in a veterinary hospital. Students successfully completing the designated series of classes receive an FCC Certificate of Completion.
During this portion of the program, students gain hands-on experience in local veterinary hospitals. As the Veterinary Assistant Training also uses live animals for teaching purposes in lab settings, Frederick Community College takes all necessary safety precautions when students interact with live animals; however, students must be aware that live animals by nature may not be absolutely controlled. Frederick Community College does not provide medical insurance for injuries.
Prior to registering for Veterinary Assistant courses, students are required to either validate previous successful college courses (C or above in reading and math) or complete Reading and Math Assessments.
If you have taken the Reading and Math Assessment prior to taking previous credit or noncredit courses, please indicate this on the course registration form. To take the Reading and Math Assessments, visit FCC’s Jefferson Hall (J Building) with your photo ID. Identify yourself as a Continuing Education student and indicate you are interested in the FCC's Veterinary Assistant program. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED®.
Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to FCC!