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Veterinary Assisting – Diploma


10-Month Diploma Program

Class Times

Day and evening classes available


Eligible to sit for Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) exam

Do you enjoy working with animals? If so, consider career training in ATA College’s Veterinary Assisting Diploma program. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an assistant to a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician.

Learn about animal care education; preparation of exam rooms; assisting in filling prescriptions and setting up lab work; helping with nursing and animal care; and learn front desk tasks such as customer service and clerical responsibilities. Finish in as fast as 10 months.  Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) exam.

Program overview:

  • 10-month diploma program
  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost
  • Hands-on learning
  • 180-hour externship
  • Eligible to sit for Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) exam

Why ATA College:

  • Day and evening classes available
  • Small class sizes
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Is a Career as a Veterinary Assistant Right for You?

Take the “Veterinary Assisting Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Veterinary Assisting Career Training Readiness Score Now.

Career Choices

    • Animal Hospitals
    • Animal Specialty Clinics
    • Animal Day Care Facilities
    • Animal Shelters
    • Boarding Facilities
    • Pet Stores
    • Veterinary Clinics

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Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online for more information.

Career Services

Upon completion of the Veterinary Assisting – Diploma program, our Career Services team will work with Graduates to assist with career placement! Contact Us today to get started.

Find A Campus

Veterinary Assisting – Diploma is offered at the following ATA Campuses:

ATA College - Fort Myers, FL Campus

Fort Myers, FL Campus

What Our Students Are Saying

ATA gave me the tools I needed to succeed. They changed my life and my children’s life as well – Medical Assisting program student

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