If you love working with animals, consider making it your new career as a veterinary assistant.

With University of the Potomac’s veterinary assistant certificate program, you’ll learn the medical terminology, office procedures and clinical skills you will need to care for animals in a veterinary office, animal hospital, zoo or laboratory.

This certificate course includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical experience. Students will learn veterinary terminology, legal considerations involved in the care of animals, animal classifications and breeds, animal handling and restraints, and surgical procedures. An introduction to nursing, pharmacy and laboratory skills is also included.

Get started today by asking about University of the Potomac’s flexible day, evening and weekend schedules for students in healthcare and allied health professions. The veterinary assistant certificate program is just of hundreds of programs for busy adults offered at the Potomac Workforce Training & Development Center. New Education 2 Employment programs will help you grow your career, start a new career, or change to your next career.

Classes are available online and at two convenient campuses in Washington, D.C., and Vienna, Va. Browse our catalog of healthcare courses, including nutrition, home health, nursing, physical therapy, aromatherapy and wellness coaching, to find the program and location that is just right for you and your schedule.

Talk to someone about starting your new career today. Call 1-844-­235-­9108 or email trainingadvisor@potomac.edu. Visit the Potomac Workforce Training & Development Center for more information at https://potomac.theknowledgebase.org