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.
- High School diploma or GED
- Age 18 or older
- English literacy
- Basic math skills
- Eligible to work in the US
Veterinary Assistant Apprenticeship Program
We’re not currently accepting applications for this program. Join our email list to learn about future program dates and other JVS events.
Cover image copyright Mark Rogers Photography, 2018
Time Commitment: 2 years
Start Date: Summer 2019
Location: San Francisco SPCA
Address: 201 Alabama Street
Topics: medical terminology, animal care skills, clinical pathology methods