This Veterinary Assisting program provides students opportunities to develop skills and knowledge required for entering a career as a veterinary assistant.
Students develop knowledge and an understanding in livestock production and companion animals through classroom instruction, hands-on labs, employment experience, field trips, and industry speakers. Students receive instruction in companion animals and domesticated livestock, as well as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and veterinary terminology.
Hawkeye's 400-acre Farm Lab utilizes new and up-to-date facilities and equipment to provide students hands-on experience with the latest production and management techniques. Included on this site is a laboratory for vet assisting courses.
Veterinary Assisting is a three-semester, diploma option of the Animal Science program.
Experience and Training
The Vet Assisting eight-week Employment Experience allows students to gain real work experience at an employment site. This ensures students acquire the skills they need to succeed on the job.
Butler Hall 131
Bremer Hall 111C
Bremer Hall 111D
Butler Hall 131A