Veterinary Assistant

Apprenticeship program in partnership with the San Francisco SPCA and Foothill College

 

      

JVS teamed up with the San Francisco SPCA and Foothill College to offer a paid 2-year (40 hours per week, including your classroom time and on-the-job training) apprenticeship program that prepares students to work as Veterinary Assistants through a combination of college credit courses, lectures, labs and on-the-job training.

Class topics will include medical terminology, animal care skills, clinical pathology methods and more. The apprenticeship will follow the life of a shelter animal moving through the SF SPCA. You’ll learn how departments work together to contribute to the organization’s mission.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the necessary skills to further your career at the San Francisco SPCA.

Read more about this innovative program in our News & Press.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Age 18 or older
  • English literacy
  • Basic math skills
  • Eligible to work in the US

Veterinary Assistant Apprenticeship Program

 

Course Location

Cover image copyright Mark Rogers Photography, 2018

Details

Time Commitment: 2 years

Start Date: Fall 2018

Location: San Francisco SPCA

Address: 201 Alabama Street

Cost: free

Topics: medical terminology, animal care skills, clinical pathology methods