Veterinary Assistant

Phlebotomy Aide keeping phlebotomy well-organized and preparing to bring in a patient

    All kinds of care for all kinds of pets.


    This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the veterinary assisting industry within the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster. 

    The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the veterinary assisting industry: planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety and environmental issues.  The program also provides supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed as veterinary assistants.

    Career Opportunities:

        • Veterinary Assistant

    Employment Outlook:

    Employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030.


    The average wage for this career in Florida is $15.94 hourly or $33,150 annually. 

    Completion Requirements:

    The entire program is 750 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):


    Location & Course’s Schedule:

    Veterinary Assisting is available at the following school (s):


    Miami Senior Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Contact Information at the Location:

    Additional information can be provided by student services:


    Miami Senior Adult Education Center
    (305) 649-9800
    Barbara Piedra Ext. 2381



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