The mission of the program is to increase the quality of veterinary care in Hawaii by providing students with essential skills and knowledge that will enable them to obtain rewarding, living-wage jobs in the animal care field.
The Veterinary Assisting program is now launching to the neighbor islands as a Distance Education Cohort. The purpose is to build on the success of the Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting, which was previously only available at the Windward Community College.
This 2-semester program is launched on one neighbor island in collaboration with UH colleges per year. There are no current plans to offer the cohort on the same neighbor island once the program concludes.
The Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to perform effectively as an assistant in a veterinarian’s office, animal shelter or animal research facility. The 2-semester program includes coursework in the life sciences as well as hands-on experience through internships at local veterinary clinics.
The cohort program is a 2-semester program that runs from Fall to Spring. Students should plan to complete all core classes during this time.