McHenry County College is offering a Veterinary Assistant program this summer/fall. Classes are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning Aug. 12 through Dec. 18 in Room A207. Veterinary assistants work alongside veterinarians and technicians providing care to sick and injured animals.
Students will complete an additional 30-hour externship outside of the classroom hours. The days and times of clinical hours will vary based on availability and hours of the clinical sites. Veterinary assistants work with veterinarians in private practice, animal shelters, animal control facilities, pet stores, kennels and veterinary drug companies.
With pet ownership on the rise, veterinary assistants are in demand. Veterinary assistants have been identified by the U.S. Dept. of Labor as one of the fastest growing professions. Anyone who is seeking a new career or side job may consider this opportunity close to home.
Course fee is $1,899. For more information contact: Ruth Kormanak at (815) 479-7879 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, contact (815) 455-8588 and reference Class ID: QVT C01 001.