A high school diploma is the minimum requirement for veterinary assistants, though there are several certificate and associate degree programs that can provide adequate training and education for the job.
If you love animals and would find it rewarding working with them, a veterinary assistant may be the career for you. Veterinary assistants spend their days providing medical and health care assistance to animals. There are relatively minor education requirements to become a veterinary assistant, and certification is optional.
Throughout this eight-month certificate program, you will gain the essential skills needed to effectively assist veterinary professionals in the practice of veterinary science. To prepare you for a career as a veterinary assistant, you will be provided with a variety of basic laboratory skills and techniques to diagnose and treat domestic animals.