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Degree Plans - Veterinary Technology - Large Animal Assisting Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.VETT.LARGE

Large Animal Veterinary Assistants are an important part of the veterinary practice team. Individuals in this position assist the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in performing procedures on large animal species, including horses and cattle. Students in this program can continue their studies in the Veterinary Technology program to attain the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

The curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with the information, experience, and skills needed to perform all large animal veterinary assistant duties in a clinical practice or research setting. Admission to the Large Animal Veterinary Assisting certificate program is limited. Students must be advised by the Program Director prior to enrolling in the required courses. Students are encouraged to have a good background in English, mathematics, and the biological sciences.



VTHT 1105 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
VTHT 1401 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 4
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2425 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 4


VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 3
Minimum Hours Required 16
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