Veterinary Assistant Program

(Approved for WIA Funding)

Gain the knowledge and skills as you train for an entry-level position as a veterinary assistant. Vet Assistants work in a variety of settings including animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, laboratories and zoos. They perform front office functions; assist in providing routine and emergency care, perform laboratory procedures, assist in dental and surgical procedures, and taking x-rays. Navy blue scrub top must be worn to clinical experience.

Program components:

  • Veterinary Front Office
  • Veterinary Assisting I
  • Veterinary Assisting II
  • Dental/Surgical Assisting
  • Optional: Veterinary Clinical Experience – 24 hours (in addition to classroom time below.)

Course Offerings

February 10 – May 18 (W); 6-9PM
(No class March 9)
CRN: 1574
Fee: $769 plus text and navy blue scrub top
Room: 6-173
Instructor: Tim Burns, VT


Other Ways To Apply

Open the Continuing Education Registration Form, fill out that page, and follow these instructions:

Registration Information

Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. You are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise; attend the first class as scheduled.

Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.


For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.