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Veterinary Assistant

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Veterinary Assistant Program is now ONLINE! 


Classes are all done online, in which video lectures and PowerPoint materials are reviewed at home, while chat time is reserved for discussion, workshops, and collaborative activities.

For immediate questions, contact MK Education at 630.541.3600 X 8606

For immediate questions, contact MK Education at 630.541.3600 X 8606

Veterinary Assistant Course

Veterinary Assistants are entry-level healthcare professionals that work in many different veterinary settings. They work with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to provide medical care for sick or injured animals.

If you love working with animals, take the first step towards a new career in the veterinary field with MK Education’s Veterinary Assistant Program. Through this program, you'll receive support from MK Education’s dedicated instructors with expertise from the field. You'll get hands-on training to be able to work side-by-side with a veterinary team tending to the needs of animals (with optional externship). Students learn more about a number of veterinary assistant duties and jobs dedicated to treating domestic animals – from birds and reptiles to cats and dogs – and believe they all deserve compassionate medical care. Human relations for the veterinary assistant, medical terminology, and veterinary technology are also covered.


Career Outlook

Employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is projected to grow 9 percent in the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations. In addition to fast employment growth, high occupational turnover should result in very good job opportunities. (



Course Details ​

This course will introduce students to the science of veterinary medicine.  Students will learn to care for sick and injured animals as well as learn client relations, office and hospital procedures, animal nursing, exam room practices, surgical preparations, laboratory processes and radiology and pharmacology terminology. ​


Area of Study Include:

  • Office Practices & Medical Records

  • Medical Terminology

  • Animal Behavior & Handling

  • Pharmacology

  • Pet Loss & Grief

  • Basic Animal Nursing

  • Dental Assisting

  • Surgical Assisting

  • Diagnostic Imaging

  • Critical Care Assisting & Triage

  • Exotic & Large Animal Husbandry


Students have the option to complete a 60 clock-hour externship at a local veterinary facility through MK Education. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment.

NOTE THAT THE EXTERNSHIP WILL BE A SEPARATE FEE. For more information on the cost and how to be placed at a local site, contact MK Education at 630-541-3600 and/or




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