One or two years, 3 hours per day
Recommended Prerequisite: Biology or Enrolled in Biology
Students will be introduced to the science and art of providing professional support to veterinarians. Students will be instructed in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and veterinary technician assisting skills. Students will gain leadership skills developed through HOSA participation. Students will also have the option to earn an Advanced Life Science: Animals credit.
Note: Students must provide their own transportation to clinical site.
Dual Credit Offered*: (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)
Ivy Tech (1st year, up to 3 credits) - pending
• AGRI 107 Advanced Animal Science (3 cr)
*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements
Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.
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I graduated from the Veterinary Careers Program in 2004. Since then, I spent 3 years at the Humane Society where I worked in the Screening/Intake as well as over in the Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. I spent a few year in privet practice after that before coming to the J. Everett Light Career Center to help with the Program. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family. Fun fact, while I was taking my career center classes here at JEL, I also became a licensed Electrician and Plumber through a pool company that I have continued to work for off and on for 18 years.