Veterinary Assistant students perform 140 hours of work experience (externship). The externship consists of unpaid work experience which combines preparing patients and assisting the veterinarian. Students will perform functions in a veterinarian’s office, hospital, clinic, or clinical laboratory site under the supervision of appropriate personnel. The Veterinary Assistant Externship also counts as job experience.
When the student has gained a better understanding of what is expected of a Veterinary Assistant, it is important that you progress to working within an actual veterinary setting. In this externship you will be evaluated on your aptitude for performing the tasks expected of a Veterinary Assistant. This externship allows you the chance to put what you have learned to practice in an actual office setting.