A majority of graduates of the Veterinary Assistant program will go on to work in veterinary offices. However there are other career paths, such as:

  • Ranching
  • Zoos
  • Horse boarding
  • Dog & cat clinics
  • Pet sitting

The successful assistant tends to like animals, is interested in general biology, is interested in how different animals are put together and how their systems work. Veterinary Assistants should have the ability to calm and relate to both animals and humans while they are stressed out.

Information on associated occupations, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, and on-time completion rates for certificates can be found under Gainful Employment.

For more information about this career, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.