Certified Veterinary Assistant

Butte County ROP/CTE

Are you interested in a hands-on career helping animals?


Our Certified Veterinary Assistant program located in Chico provides entry-level skills for people interested in a career as a veterinary assistant, animal caretaker or kennel attendant!


Classroom instruction combines lecture, laboratory and community classroom experiences in the areas of animal behavior, anatomy, nutrition, disease, laboratory work and various hospital tasks.


Students successfully completing the course may earn 6 units toward the Veterinary Technician program at Yuba College and are eligible to sit for the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Certified Veterinary Assistant exam.

Financial Aid

  • This course is approved for federal financial aid. Please complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility.
  • ROP's school code is 042205.