This is a two-year program for high school students. Seniors may enter and complete a one-year program.
Students earn up to 4 credits per year towards graduation.
First-year Vet Assisting students attend morning (7:45 to 10:45 am) sessions. Second-year students attend afternoon (11:15 am to 2:15 pm) sessions.
Students may enroll in August of each year.
HOW TO REGISTER
Contact your high school’s guidance counselor or call an SCTI counselor at (941) 924-1365 x62286.
If you love animals and would like to work in veterinary medicine, this program is a great way to get a head start! This is a unique opportunity to care for a wide variety of small (cats, rabbits, dogs) to large animals (swine, cattle, llamas), both ranch and domestic. The lab area replicates a working veterinary office.
- External & internal animal organs
- Animal care
- Kennel maintenance
- Veterinary assisting
- Introduction to veterinary medicine
Participate in FFA, 4-H, Pet Friendly Shelter operations or the Red Cross Youth Corp.
Completers receive a Veterinary Assisting certificate and are prepared for entry-level jobs in a veterinary office, hospital or shelter. Many completers continue their education at a college or university.
If you complete this program and enroll in the Veterinary Technology program at St. Petersburg College, you are eligible to receive college credits for your training at SCTI.
Congratulations to Veterinary Assisting Program Instructor Randy Thies who successfully completed a grant application to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County and was awarded an Edge of Excellence "Doctor in the Water" grant made possible by Sun Hydraulics. His students will be engaged in this project throughout the spring and the final report will be submitted by May 1, 2012. Congrats to Randy and students!