Certified Veterinary Assistant

Apply to participate in Butte County ROP's Certified Veterinary Assistant Program

This program 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.

Application Information



CTEC-ROP Adult Center
2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 200, Chico, CA


  • Class is a combination of lecture, laboratory and community classroom experiences
  • Please check our website for upcoming class dates and times.

Financial Aid

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

Butte County Career Technical Education (CTE)

Office Hours
  • Monday-Friday
  • 8:30am-4:30pm