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Veterinary Technology Program

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

Contact:
Vet Tech Department, 816.604.3235
Email: Chris MorrowJoan Gorman | Natalie Short

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

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

Veterinary Assistant Certificate (PDF)
High School Student Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Certificate Program (PDF)

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.  

General Education Requirements (Any MCC Campus)
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading 1 3
COMM 100
COMM 102
COMM 223
Fundamentals of Speech or
Fundamentals of Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication
3
BIOL 101
BIOL 106
General Biology or
General Zoology
5
Program Specific Requirements
ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology 2
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 2
ANHS 140* Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets 2
ANHS 150* Animal Care and Sanitation  2
Total Credit Hours Required 19

* These courses require prerequisite courses ANHS 130 Veterinary Terminology, and BIOL 101 General Biology or BIOL 106 Zoology be completed first.

Semester-by-Semester Sample Plan

Semester 1 
ENGL 101 Composition & Reading I
BIOL 101 General Biology or BIOL 106 General Zoology 
ANHS 130  Veterinary Terminology 
Semester 2   
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 
ANHS 140 Animal Diseases of Canine, Feline, and Exotic Pets 
ANHS 150 Animal Care and Sanitation 
VETT 100 Veterinary Practice Management 
Total Credit Hours Required 19

General Education Courses

These courses can be taken any semester at any of the 5 Metropolitan Community College locations.

VETT 100 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