The Veterinary Assistant program is designed to prepare students to work in a veterinary clinic.  Upon successful program completion students will be well prepared to successfully assist a Veterinary Team.  The students will be educated on a variety of lab and clinical skills such as: veterinary medical terminology, restraint and handling, large animal nursing, laboratory procedures, surgical nursing and care, office procedures and relations, an introduction to anatomy and physiology, applied companion animal behavior, humane treatment/handling, and career development within the veterinary field.


Upcoming Dates

  • August 2023


  • Monday – Friday
  • Morning: 7:30am-11:05am
  • Afternoon: 12:00pm-3:35pm


  • $3,935*

* approximate cost, not including assessment and state testing fees; subject to change

Program Information

  • Veterinary Assistant is a two semester, 31 credit, 604 hour program
  • Veterinary Assistant (Half Day, August thru May)
  • This program qualifies for Federal Aid (Pell, SEOG, Federal Work Study, etc…)

Department Faculty

  • Misty Neustel (Program Coordinator)

How to Apply

  1. Complete TCR application
  2. Send a copy of your Drivers License to admissions@tcr.edu
  3. Request Official High school and College Transcripts to be sent to admissions@tcr.edu directly from your school
  4. Complete all registration requirements laid out in the instructions that are emailed to you

High School Students

This program is available to high school students. For more information click here https://tcr.edu/high-school-concurrent-enrollment/

Available at these locations

  • Main Campus
    1765 US-50
    Delta, CO 81416

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