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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235
Email: Joan Gorman | Natalie Short

Veterinary assistants look care for the animals in animal hospitals and clinics. They care for the well-being of animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, veterinary technologists, and technicians. Working as a veterinary assistant can be a good way to get started on your path to other jobs in animal health. 

Students interested in earning the Veterinary Assistant Certificate can enroll in the courses below.  The General Education courses can be taken at any of our MCC campus locations.  The Program Specific courses will be offered at select campuses during certain semesters.  

IMPORTANT: Certificate and degree requirements may change! Please consult an academic advisor before enrolling.

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Assistant - Certificate (redirects to academic catalog)
High School Student Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Certificate Program (PDF)

General Education Courses

These following can be taken any semester at any of the five Metropolitan Community College locations.

  • ANHS 100 Introduction to Veterinary Practice Management, ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology, and ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets. Offered: Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions
  • ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation. Offered: Spring and Fall sessions