Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assisting

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.


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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 104
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Program Advisors

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 101-B
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Dresden Wulf
Bremer Hall 101-E
319-296-2329 ext.1084
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Ray Beets
Butler Hall 104-A
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