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Veterinary Assistant Programs

Classes forming now! Call us at 330-678-6600 or contact us for more information.

What Is a Veterinary Assistant?

The role of a veterinary assistant is to assist the veterinarian with medical procedures and patient examinations, perform laboratory procedures, care for hospitalized patients and help to maintain the overall functions of the clinic.

Typical Duties of a Veterinary Assistant

  • Provide compassionate care for clients’ pets
  • Restrain patients for the veterinarian or technician
  • Collect blood, urine and fecal samples
  • Monitor, record and report physical signs of hospitalized patients
  • Clean cages, run boarding and clinic facilities​

Northcoast Offers:

10-month program
Day schedule available
Hands-on training with live animals
Externship and job shadows included in program
No registration, certification or licensure exam!
Located in Kent, Ohio, we are just a short drive away from Akron and Cleveland.​
The veterinary assistant diploma program will provide instruction in lecture and laboratory hands-on formats. Students will learn about the terminology used in the veterinary field, as well as basic animal care (wash, feed); obtain and prepare animal records, charts and histories; how to provide specialized nursing care; preparation of animals, instruments and equipment for surgery; assist in surgical procedures; and applicable computer software to record all transactions necessary to the veterinary office (billing, notification of appointments, customer service skills and scheduling protocol).
Need information about our veterinary assistant program? Have questions? Fill out the form below.
What’s Next?
Once we receive your information, a representative from Northcoast Medical Training Academy will get in touch with you. They will gather some basic information over the phone and then invite you to come into the school for a tour and a more in-depth interview to determine if the programs that Northcoast offers are a good fit for you.
You will be given a tour, have a chance to meet with financial aid if you choose to, and you will talk with the representative about the programs in depth. If the representative and the prospective student feel that the career training at Northcoast Medical Training Academy is a good fit, a second appointment will be made to do the enrollment agreement and meet with financial aid. At this time, a $50 deposit will be collected to hold your spot in class.
Thank you for your interest in Northcoast Medical Training Academy.​

Contact Us

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    North Coast Medical Training Academy

    1832 State Route 59
    Kent, OH 44240

    Admissions Office:
    Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.