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The Veterinary Assistant Program introduces students into the field of Veterinary Medicine. Students will explore various careers in Veterinary Science and learn specific skills as a Veterinary Assistant. This class teaches small and large animal health care and how to assist the veterinarian with routine examinations, covering such areas as proper feeding and nutrition, animal grooming, administering medication, understanding disease and prevention, safe animal handling, and facility maintenance. This program can provide the skills essential for becoming a veterinary assistant or can prepare the student or further study in the veterinary field. Students work in both a lab and a classroom setting. They will experience working with live animals utilizing proper safety procedures.

This program is Dual Enrolled with Blue Ridge Community College. Upon completion of the 2 year program, students will receive their Certificate of Completion from Blue Ridge Community College in Veterinary Assisting. 

Course Content

· Veterinary profession and the roles of the veterinary team

· Veterinary sanitation and kennel management

· Animal body systems , medical terminology,  immunology and vaccinations , reproduction/breeding

· Basic animal behavior

· Breed identification and common medical conditions of the canine and feline

· Business procedures used in  veterinary practice

· Safe animal handling

· Understanding disease and prevention in animals

Course Details

Veterinary Science I (Year 1)

Veterinary Science  II (Year 2)

GRADE  11, 12

Course Length: 2 years

Industry Credentials Offered

This program is Dual Enrolled with Blue Ridge Community College. 

Upon  successful  completion of this 2 year program, students will receive 12 college credits (VET 101, VET 102, VET 103, & VET 118)

· complete a Career Studies  Certificate in Veterinary Assisting from                                 Blue Ridge Community College .

Options After HS


Vet assistant, biotechnician, ag sales, livestock management, dog breeder

Local Employers:  Animal Hospital of  Waynesboro, Commonwealth Vet Clinic, Blue Ridge Equine Clinic, Staunton Veterinary Clinic, Westwood Animal Hospital

Career Certificate/ Associate Degree (2 yr) program

Virginia Tech—Ag Technology

BRCC—Veterinary Technology

Bachelor’s /Post Baccalaureate Degree (4 yr+) majors

Agriculture, Animal Science, Biology, Business, Health Sciences, Psychology, Veterinary Science

Instructor Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Wondersek

Email: [email protected]

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407