Veterinary Assisting

Matanuska-Susitna College
8295 East College Drive (P.O. Box 2889), Palmer, AK 99645, (907) 745-9774

A veterinary assistant plays a vital role within the veterinary profession. In the Veterinary Assisting Occupational Endorsement Certificate program, students learn how to assist and support the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in their daily tasks. Students will learn the fundamentals required for the care, treatment and management of both the animals as patients and people as clients. Students learn the fundamentals of good customer service, communication skills and the essentials of clerical responsibilities. They further learn the fundamental skills of proper handling, nutrition and nursing care for both large and small animals. Students are introduced to clinical patient management and laboratory procedures.

Program of Study

Occupational Endorsement Certificate


Karen Carpenter, Assistant Professor,