Large Animal Veterinary Technician: Veterinary Assistant

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

Students in the Veterinary Assistant certificate program receive a background in livestock production, companion animal handling, anatomy, veterinary terminology, clinic reception and administrative operations. After earning the certificate, graduates are qualified for in-demand veterinary assistant positions and may choose to continue their education in the Large Animal Veterinary Technician degree program.

Award: Certificate
Credits: 21
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall, Spring

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $4,704*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$19,816 - 72,008

Estimated annual salary range for Agriculture and Animal Sciences graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years. 
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Academic requirements, program details and any additional admission requirements for this program can be found on the program page in the college catalog.

Christopher Harvey
Veterinary Technician Program Director

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8118
  • Location: Dairy Center

Kelli Hovey
Veterinary Technology Program Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8131
  • Location: Dairy Center