Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program
On Campus | Hybrid*
*Hybrid education options not available at all campuses
Veterinary assistants work under the supervision of a veterinarian, assisting in the care and promotion of the well-being of animals. Clinical knowledge and a compassionate nature are vital to ensuring a positive, efficient environment.
This Program Now Offers a Hybrid Learning Option
Students interested in this program who are looking for additional flexibility for their schedules might find blended learning is the best fit.
As a Hybrid student, you will still benefit from the same support students enrolled in our on campus programs receive, including mental health resources, student services, career services, resume writing and more.
Interested in learning more about Pima Medical’s hybrid education and schedule? Our admissions teams are ready to discuss the schedule, expectations and interactive instruction provided during the program.
Careers as a Veterinary Assistant
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
Career Prep Sequence
Professional Sequence I
Professional Sequence II
Professional Sequence III
Success Is Within Reach
We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.
“After 25 years in a job that bored me, I was offered early retirement and took it. I’ve always had an interest in helping animals, so I arranged a tour of Pima Medical Institute and signed up for the Veterinary Assistant program. I hadn’t been in college in more than 30 years, but the instructors made it easy and the staff was so helpful and friendly. I received a quality education in a short amount of time.”
Carol Casner, Veterinary Assistant Graduate
Pima Medical Blog
The Veterinary Assistant certificate program at Pima Medical Institute takes approximately nine months to complete. The program curriculum provides students with the education they need
While every member of the veterinary medicine team is important, veterinary assistants play an integral role. As a veterinary assistant, each day is different and
Earning a veterinary assistant certification at Pima Medical Institute has many benefits for people looking to get into the veterinary field. You can use the