Explore Academic Programs - Veterinary Assistant


Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) offers a simple cost effective option for certification. The TVMA Veterinary Assistant Training program is standardized and documents the basic skills and competencies required for animal care and assistance. Throughout the program, you will acquire the knowledge necessary to support the veterinarian and veterinary technician in their daily tasks while learning intermediate skills.

View a comprehensive description of Continuing Education's Veterinary Program. For additional information or to register for the program contact us at 254-526-1586.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Potential Earnings: $12.14 hourly, $25,250 annually

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026); faster than average (9 - 13%)

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Potential Earnings: $10.57 hourly; $21,990

Market Growth Rate (2016-2026): faster than average (9 - 13%) 


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Degrees and Certificates

Upon successful completion of the course and volunteer experience, graduates will receive a certificate of completion within 2-3 weeks after class ends. The volunteer experience log (showing 35 hours completed) must be turned in no later than 10 business days after class ends. 

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Basic Veterinary Assistant (CC)
35 Non-Credit Hours | 7 weeks
 Continuing Education
Intermediate Veterinary Assistant (CC)
120 Non-Credit Hours | 16 weeks
 Continuing Education


Contact the Department

Office: 254-526-1586

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 Continuing Education