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Program: Veterinary Technology
Degree Plan: Large Animal Veterinary Assisting Certificate

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

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

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors 1 4
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 1321 Equine Reproduction 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3
Semester Total 3
Minimum Hours Required 20

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.