Veterinary Assisting

The purpose of the Veterinary Assisting program is to prepare students for employment in the veterinarian industry. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window


750 hours, approximately 25 weeks

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment


Lake County Animal Shelter

Starting Salaries

Vary, averaging from $29,800 to $35,520*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates

  • All Care Animal Hospital
  • Animal Medical Center
  • Banfield Veterinary Hospital
  • Central Florida Community Pet Clinic
  • Central Florida K9
  • Dream Horse Equestrian Center
  • Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation
  • Lake County Animal Shelter
  • Lake Square Animal Hospital
  • Lake Vet Clinic
  • Oxford Veterinary Hospital
  • Planned Pethood Cares
  • VCA Buffalo Ridge

Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Veterinary Assisting Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Veterinary Assisting Master Plan of Instruction – (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

  • Veterinary science and the role of animals in society
  • Basic first aid for companion and livestock animals
  • The human-animal bond and its effects on human health
  • The common breeds and husbandry practices for several species of animals
  • Knowledge of preventive medicine and disease control.
  • The use of tools, equipment, and instruments in the veterinary science and companion animal industry
  • Techniques used in surgical assisting and surgical preparation

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
AATE0006Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 1450 hrs
BATE0070Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 2150 hrs
CATE0072Veterinary Assistant150 hrs

Our numbers

Discover how Lake Technical College prepares students for the veterinarian industry.


Completion Rate*


Placement Rate*



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Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Veterinary Assisting Training Orlando

Located near Orlando, FL, the Veterinary Assisting School at Lake Technical College prepares candidates for veterinary assisting jobs in Florida. Lake Technical College boasts an extremely high completion rate and job placement rate for students.

If you are searching for Veterinary Assisting Certification or Veterinary Assisting Programs near me, Lake Tech is the right place to gain the hands-on experience you need for immediate placement in veterinary assisting jobs. Call us at (352) 589-2250 or apply online to get started today.

Instructor / contact


Danielle Burt


Phone Number: 352.253.1838

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