Veterinary Assistant Program

  • Train to Become a Veterinary Assistant!

    If you love working with animals, take the first step towards a new career in the veterinary field with MK Education’s Veterinary Assistant Program. 

    To register, please contact Irina Cline by phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2383 or e-mail.

    For more information, visit the Program website.

    Morton College offers a payment plan option for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Mireya Perez via phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2289 or e-mail.

    Fall 2018 Course Dates​

    September 24, 2018 - March 13, 2019
    Monday & Wednesday
    6 - 9:45 p.m.

    Externship: March 14 - May 10, 2019

    Information Session

    Interested? Attend an information session on August 28, 2018, 6 - 7 PM in Building C, Room 176.

    What Training Does the Program Provide?

    MK Education’s dedicated instructors have expertise in the field and provide hands-on training that enables you to work side-by-side with a veterinary team.

    Program students learn about the various duties required of veterinary assistants in addition to human relations skills, medical terminology and veterinary technology.

    Students participating in the Veterinary Assistant Training Program will learn how to: 

    • Participate in veterinary functions: shadowing or hands on training Perform Sanitation Procedure according to Standards Maintain Equipment
    • Communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals
    • Clean and disinfect cages and work areas
    • Sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment Provide post-operative care
    • Administer medication orally or topically
    • Prepare samples for laboratory examination under a veterinarian's or veterinarian technician's supervision
    • Assist with animal care (feed, water, exercise, etc.)
    • Perform animal restraint
    • Perform clerical duties (phones, greeting customers, record keeping, taking appointments, etc.)
    • Fill and administer vaccines under Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician supervision (varies by site)
    • Prepare for surgery
    • Fill prescriptions
    • Perform laboratory testing
    • Prepare animals for veterinary examination

    What Are the Advantages of the Veterinary Assistant Training Program?

    Get real work experience at a veterinary clinic or hospital near you when you enroll in our program. During the hands-on portion, you have the opportunity to learn from veterinary experts while applying classroom knowledge in a real-life setting.