Vet Assistant Curriculum

In our Veterinary Assistant classes, you'll learn the skills and get the hands-on veterinary assistant training required to tend to the needs of animals. After you’ve completed your coursework, you are required to complete an externship to get hands-on training before completing the veterinary assistant program. You may be able to secure your externship site at a veterinary practice near you, or through our partnership with one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country, VCA Animal Hospitals.

Veterinary Assistant

Career Diploma

12 months

As low as $59/mo

1-800-471-3232 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Vet Assistant Curriculum

  • 10 courses
  • 58.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 27 exams
  • 1 externship

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 12 months
  • Average time = 16 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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