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Veterinary Assisting Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Veterinary Assisting

Mount Vernon campus

NCTA's Veterinary Assisting class is for students interested in jobs working with and caring for animals. The class is taught through hands-on learning and thought-provoking coursework that prepares students to continue their education in the industry or obtain entry level positions.
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About Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assisting is designed for students interested in professions working with and caring for animals. Through hands-on learning and challenging academic coursework, students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entry-level positions in a variety of animal care facilities, including veterinary hospitals, grooming shops, animal shelters, and boarding facilities.

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Meet the Teacher

Sharon Lane

Sharon has always had a love for animals so it came as no surprise when she entered veterinary school as a young adult. After years of working with small and large animals, Sharon now enjoys teaching her students how to care for animals in a safe and compassionate way.

Credits and Certifications

Upon successful completion of an NCTA course, students have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits, as well as industry-specific certifications. See below for the credits and certifications offered through our Veterinary Assisting course.
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High School Credits

Year 1

1.0
Science/Lab science
1.0
Technical English
1.0
Occupational Ed.

year 2

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College Credits

25 CTE Dual credits are available via Skagit Valley College in the Veterinary Assisting pathway
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Certifications

Veterinary Assistant Fundamentals Certificate
OSHA 10 Certification
CPR
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  • I Can Do This as a Career

    It was a great class for me to learn about what I’m most passionate about - animals. I can see myself doing this as a career.
    Gabe
    NCTA Student
  • Found a Home at NCTA

    My daughter found a home at NCTA and she got to talk about animals for half the day which I know made her so happy.
    Don
    NCTA Parent
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