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Veterinary Assistant

A Continuing Education Program

Macomb’s Veterinary Assistant program prepares you to become a valued member of a veterinary health care team, qualified to assist in the care of animals at a veterinary hospital or clinic. After completion of four modules and a 100-hour internship, you will receive a Workforce and Continuing Education certificate of completion and be eligible to take the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam, administered onsite. Participation in both an informational meeting and a program orientation prior to the start of classes is required.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Veterinary Assistant

  1. Prepares you for NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam
  2. Program can be completed in one year
  3. Learn in a highly-accredited veterinary teaching facility

Veterinary Assistant Courses at Macomb

  • Veterinary Assistant I: Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Behavior and Restraint, Office Procedures, Breed Identification and Exam Room Procedures
  • Veterinary Assistant II: Pharmacology, Clinical Pathology, Animal Nursing, Medical Records and Client Management
  • Veterinary Assistant III: Nutrition, Disease Treatment and Prevention, Surgical Assisting Procedures, and Breeding and Genetics
  • Veterinary Assistant IV:  Radiography and Ultrasound Diagnostics, Inventory Management and Pet Insurance
  • Veterinary Assistant Internship

Career Opportunities in Veterinary Assistant

With a Certificate of Completion from Macomb’s Veterinary Assistant program and passage of the NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant Exam, you will be qualified for positions that include veterinary assistant and animal caregiver.


How do I find out more about Macomb’s Veterinary Assistant Program?

For more information on the Veterinary Assistant Program at Macomb, contact the program advisor and coordinator: Lori Renda-Francis at 586.286.2096 or

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Our Workforce and Continuing Education programs are designed to help you develop in your career, learn a new skill or explore a personal interest. These programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out on application. These programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

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