Career Training


Veterinary Assistant

Do you LOVE animals?! Are you addicted to cute animal videos and all the Animal Planet shows? Then why not start a career working with adorable, loving, amazing animal creatures every day of your life?! Enroll now in this purrrrtastic meowy woof woof of a course to learn to become a Veterinary Assistant. 

As a Veterinary Assistant, you will learn how to help the Veterinarian or the Veterinarian Technician in their daily tasks. You will learn the proper way to feed, water, and examine pets for signs of illness, disease, or injury,
and how to clean and disinfect cages and work areas, as well as sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment in laboratories, animal hospitals, or clinics. This course combines 35-hours of classroom instruction with a 24-hour self selected volunteer experience to provide you with a complete learning experience (59 total hours).

After you have registered with Cuesta College, our instructional partner, The Learning Oasis, will send you information on how to order your textbook, Elsevier's Veterinary Assisting Textbook, 2nd Edition. Upon successful completion, you will be honored with a certificate of completion and a big hug from your own cat or dog!

Free information session on Saturday, Jan 28 2017 from 10-11:30am.


Veterinary Assistant

Register Online

DATES: 5 Sat: Feb 25 - Mar 25, 2017

TIME: 9:00am - 4:30pm

FEE: $699

# CT0903.117

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 4750

INSTRUCTOR: Siobhan McDowell

QUESTIONS: Contact the Learning Oasis at or 888.766.1770