Veterinary Assistant - Pet Handling/Basic Grooming

Veterinary assistants work with dog on exam table

Veterinary Assistant - Pet Handling/Basic Grooming

Course Code: ANS-VETASST

Learn entry-level veterinary care to assist in various settings, including basic grooming and handling skills as a Veterinary Assistant. Flexible scheduling for daytime internships (Monday-Saturday) as facilities become available.

Available Classes

Course Register Dates Price
This course is designed for instructional areas related to a veterinarian practice.
Meeting times and locations:

09/17/24 - 12/19/24
Tue, Thur 6p - 8:30p
Perdue Hall, Room 00141
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

09/21/24 - 12/14/24
Sat 6p - 7:30p
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

11/22/24 - 12/13/24
Fri 8a - 4p
Perdue Hall, Room 00141
Main Campus
800 College Ct, New Bern NC 28562

Program Requirements

  • High School graduation/GED Completion. Submit copy to instructor
  • Ability to lift greater than 20 lbs and stand for an extended period of time
  • Professional scrubs. Scrub top is student's choice and animal prints are allowed
  • Foot wear. Instructor will provide details regarding approved foot wear
  • Student Health Form. Read pages 1-3 and complete pages 4-6
  • Current Tetanus vaccination with documentation due to instructor at the first class session
  • Hepatitis B series started
    • Shot 1 administered
    • Shot 2 administered 30 days later
    • Shot 3 administered 5 months later
  • Background check (CBC) will be required. This must be completed no later than one week prior to class start date. Background check results are submitted to the college electronically from Castle Branch
  • Textbook Information: Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook 3rd Edition by Margi Sirois EdD MS RVT CVT LAT VTES (ISBN-13 
  • Stethoscope
  • Second hand watch
  • Email and internet connection mandatory for online work and communication
  • 1-inch binder
  • Stuffed animal 15 inches or taller

Contact Information

Workforce Development
Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus

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