Veterinary Science


  • Work directly with small, large and exotic animals in a learning lab environment and through internships
  • Learn about animal nutrition, health, reproduction, anatomy & physiology, grooming and handling of animals, first aid
  • Gain veterinary assisting skills necessary to communicate with animal owners
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Amazing Alumni

Is this you?

  • I have an interest in animals’ wellbeing
  • I am good at science
  • I am a problem solver
  • I am detail oriented

Partnering with:

  • Columbus State Community College
  • Marion Technical College


  • Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education
  • Advanced Certifications
  • Interactive Field Trips
  • Internships
  • Scholarships

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Animal Retail Sales/Manager
  • Animal Care/Lab Tech
  • Animal Facility Supervisor
  • Groomer’s Assistant

With additional Training/Education

  • Veterinary Technician-Associate Degree
  • Veterinarian-Bachelor’s Degree/ DVM

    Typical Wages:
    Veterinary Assistant—$19,700 to $35,410
    Veterinary Technician (Associate Degree)
    DVM (Bachelor’s Degree, plus years in Veterinary School—$84,000-$100,000

  • Certifications: Earn Ohio Department of Education(ODE) credential points toward graduation during your Junior and Senior years.
    • OSHA (*1 point)
    • Microsoft Office Word (*3 points)
    • Microsoft Office Excel (*3 points)
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint (*3 points)
    • Microsoft Office Outlook (3 points)
    • Lean Sigma Six
    • Logistics
    • First Aid/CPR/AED (1 point)
    • Elanco Veterinary Medical Application (*6 points)
    • Elanco Animal Science (*6 points)

Work with animals! Your abilities can keep animals healthy, nurse them when ill — even save their lives!

  • Start a rewarding career in a growing field. Why take a Veterinary Assistant training program? With the right credentials, you can:
    —Be an important part of a professional veterinary staff.
    —Work at a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, kennel, or laboratory.

Demand for professional Veterinary Assistants will rise nearly 23% through 2018.
Pet owners increasingly take advantage of veterinary services, spurring employment growth for Veterinary Assistants. That means more opportunity for you!

Tri-Rivers Career Center  affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.


Instructor: Carrie Heimlich