Veterinary Assistant Program

Ross Medical Education Center - Veterinary Assistant

Looking for Veterinary Assistant career training from an institutionally accredited school?

Ross has Veterinary Assistant Training Programs throughout Michigan. All Ross Medical Education Center campuses and Ross College in Sylvania, OH are institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Few jobs out there are as gratifying and personally fulfilling as those where you get to improve the lives and health of animals. As a Veterinary Assistant, you’ll do just that, while also enjoying the benefits of an exciting career field with employment expected to grow by 10% from 2012 to 2022.*

For some, it’s a calling. For others, it’s a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream. But no matter what brings you to the path of a career improving the lives and health of animals as a Veterinary Assistant, it takes a respected and challenging program to complete the journey. As a student in the Veterinary Assistant Program at Ross Medical Education Center, you’ll receive outstanding instruction.

Working as a Veterinary Assistant you’ll use a blend of clinical skills like animal anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and treatment methods with essential office skills like computers, medical records, and clerical procedures.

A Powerful Career in the Growing Field of Veterinary Health

When you enroll in Ross’ Veterinary Assistant Program, you’ll be on a path toward a new career in a growing field. In fact, Ross’ Veterinary Assistant program focuses on:

  • Helping to prepare students to succeed in a variety of settings, including veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, and research laboratories.
  • Providing an abundance of opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in laboratory activities, guided practice, as well as real-world professional settings.
  • Focus on Clinical skills:
    • veterinary/animal anatomy and physiology
    • medical terminology, and treatment methods
  • Focus on Essential office/administrative skills
    • computers and software
    • medical records and documentation
    • clerical procedures.
  • Preparation to function at an entry-level competency as a veterinary assistant to serve and work with veterinarians and all members of the veterinary medicine healthcare team.

In addition to the core Veterinary Assistant training, Ross Medical Education Center goes a step above and provides instruction in networking techniques, tools to write a professional resume, and interview strategies.

Note: Under Section 133 of the HEA of 1965 as amended, institutions of higher education must provide textbook pricing information. This information is published and included in the campus catalog addendum that is distributed to all students prior to enrolling at Ross.

Veterinary Assistant Externships

Ross Medical Education Center requires students to complete a practical externship in order to graduate. The externship is crucial to the learning experience for every Ross student, giving them a chance to apply what they have been given instruction on in the classroom to a real world setting.

The externship also provides employers an opportunity to assess students’ skills prior to hiring entry-level allied health professionals.

In addition, unlike some other schools, Ross does not schedule or require any waiting period for externships! You may continue your training immediately after the classroom education. This is another example of our commitment to students’ success.
Ross does not guarantee employment.
*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,