This program is structured to provide a strong foundation in veterinary science, animal care, and medical procedures. Students will learn how to assist veterinarians in diagnosing and treating a wide range of animals, from household pets to livestock, and even exotic species. Throughout the course, students will gain hands-on experience, enabling them to confidently perform various tasks, such as animal restraint, administering medications, and assisting in surgical procedures.

Program Details-Veterinary Assistant I

Students start the program as a cohort and will graduate together. New cohorts begin every Fall term. Students will participate in classroom, labs, online, and experiential learning. Classes are held from 6:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Caswell County campus, and 2 hours a week at the Animal Protection Society of Caswell County from 1:30-3:30 on Wednesdays. Each student is required to complete at least two sessions at the shelter.


Start DateDaysTimeLocationsRegister
August 2024 Mondays & Thursdays


6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Caswell County Campus

Animal Protection Society of Caswell County (APSCC)
Registration Opens
July 1st.

Veterinary Assistant II, III, and IV

Students shall pass Veterinary I to continue to Veterinary II, III, and IV. Students enter as one cohort starting every Fall term. Registration opens on July 1st.

Vet Assisant Credential

This course is the first in a series of continuing education courses to prepare students to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) Level 1 through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), after successful completion of training and documentation of at least 200 laboratory and classroom hours and 300 clinical hours under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or certified veterinary technician.


Scholarships available! Please contact Dr. Shawnee Seese at for more information.

Veterinary and Community Partnerships

The strength of any educational program lies in its ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and our expanded network of partnerships embodies this principle. By welcoming veterinarians and clinics into our educational ecosystem, we are enriching our students’ learning experiences with real-world insights, hands-on training, and the latest industry practices.

These partnerships are a testament to our dedication to providing students with the best possible education, ensuring they graduate as competent and compassionate veterinary assistants ready to excel in the field. We believe that by working closely with our local veterinary community, we can continue to set new standards for excellence in veterinary education.

If you are a regionally or locally-based veterinarian or animal clinic and would like to partner with our students, please contact Dr. Shawnee Seese, Director, Continuing Education Programs at