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Veterinary Assistant



Registration Fee: $3,195

Additional Fees:

NAVTA Exam & Scrubs


150 Hours Lecture

100 Hours Externship

Upcoming Training Sessions:


October 2 - April 15, 2022

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online, Live-Remote, Instructor-led
Externship to be completed by June 30, 2022


Free Information Session held monthly, on the 3rd Thursday, 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Turn Your Love of Animals into a Rewarding Career!

Veterinary Assistants are entry-level healthcare professionals that work in many different veterinary settings. Most Veterinary Assistants work closely with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to provide medical care for sick or injured animals. Some Veterinary Assistants develop careers in other areas of animal care such as, pet sitting, behavioral training, grooming, and animal therapy.

If you love working with animals, take the first step towards a new career in the veterinary field with Veterinary Assistant Program.

Through this training program, receive quality training from dedicated and experienced instructors. Receive hands-on training to be able to work side-by-side with a veterinary team tending to the needs of animals. Students learn about a number of veterinary assistant duties and jobs dedicated to treating domestic animals – from birds and reptiles to cats and dogs – and believe they all deserve compassionate medical care.

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) national examination.

“This program is eligible for financial assistance under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply.” Call 760-863-2500 for more information, or visit RivCo to begin the registration process.

WIOA Title-I financially assisted program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.​

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