Agriculture Department


Veterinary Assistant

Associate of Applied Science

If you love working with animals, this is the degree program for you.  Through this degree, you will acquire the knowledge and animal handling skills required to be an integral team player within veterinary practices, research facilities, or other animal related facilities.

Veterinary assistants are compassionate, highly motivated professionals dedicated to animal health care.  Northwest's Veterinary Assistant Program provides you with marketable, entry-level training.  Northwest's livestock laboratory will assist in giving you the experience to get you started.

Sample Careers:

  • Animal caretaker in a clinic, hospital, shelter, humane society, zoo or research facility
  • Bather/groomer
  • Pharmaceutical or equipment sales

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Vern Dooley
Associate Professor of Agriculture; Chairperson for Agriculture, Business, Communications and Equine Division