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Veterinary Assistant Program FAQs

What does a Veterinary Assistant Do?

In the exponentially growing field of veterinary medicine, veterinary assistants are invaluable members of the veterinary team.  Combining compassion, medical knowledge, specialized technical skills and an aptitude for teamwork, veterinary assistants provide care and advocate for patients who cannot care or speak for themselves.  Daily tasks include restraint and comfort of patients, filling and administration of medications, client education and communication, obtaining patient histories, assisting in medical treatments and procedures, maintaining basic cleanliness and orderliness of a veterinary facility, collection of lab samples, assisting in surgical preparations, laboratory procedures, assisting with radiology and ultrasound imaging procedures and so much more.


Why choose the Veterinary Assistant Program at Central Institute for Veterinary Learning?

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine is deeply rooted in the Connecticut veterinary community, with a long history of providing support and resources to veterinarians and their support staff throughout the state.  Our educational staff is qualified, experienced and caring, with a strong focus on helping each student succeed.  We are dedicated to providing you with the skills you will need to be a part of a profession with a high potential for growth.  Upon completion of our program, students can enter the job market after benefiting from a learning program that includes a individualized focused classroom experience, hands on training and a program-facilitated externship.

What are the Program Admission Requirements?

Applying is simple!  Fill out our online application right here on our site.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older before the start of classes.

Other Program FAQs:

  • The program consists of two semesters with a total of 150 lecture hours and a 100-hour externship.

  • Classes are held two days a week during the semester with both day and evening class schedules available.

  • Full program tuition is $2500. 

  • Now offering a payment plan for tuition!  Contact us for terms.  


Fall 2024 - Spring 2025
Class Schedule:

Daytime Classes:

Mondays & Thursdays: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Evening Classes:

Mondays & Thursdays: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Classes Start September 16, 2024



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