Veterinary Assistant

  • Pre-AP Anatomy & Physiology

    Students study a variety of topics, including veterinary medical terminology, the structure and function of the human and animal body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. 

    Small Animal Management

    Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. 

    Scientific Research & Design

    Students conducts laboratory and field investigation, analyzes published research and current topics in the field of veterinary medicine.

    Veterinary Medical Applications

    Students will attain academic skills & knowledge, acquire technical knowledge & skills related to animal systems & the workplace. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: veterinary practices as they relate to both large and small animal species. Students must also complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience Project (SAE).

    Certification

    Upon successful completion of the entire VST course and the required 500 hours, students may test and obtain a Veterinary Assistant Certification through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. The cost of this exam is approximately $125

     

    Instructor​s

     Dr. Dominique Nehring (website)

     Mr. Ricky Pendell