School: SoCal ROC
Course ID: 223
Availability: Call 310-224-4200

Accelerate Your Future at SoCal ROC!

Our Veterinary Assistant course is an introductory course designed to act as a starting point for students interested in pursuing a career working with animals as an animal trainer, veterinarian, zookeeper and so much more! Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to compete for Veterinary Assistant position and have fundamental knowledge to further their course of study at SoCal ROC and take our Veterinary Science course!

Employment opportunities include entry level positions in animal veterinary hospitals, boarding
kennels, and animal control agencies. Successful completion may strengthen the student’s ability
to seek admission to programs of higher education in the veterinary field for licensed animal health
technician or veterinarian. Students will have the option of being able to participate in an
externship opportunity.

Learn Valuable Industry Skills!

Students will learn animal behavior, animal handling and restraint, health and safety procedures, sanitation, surgical preparation, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, infectious diseases, instrument and equipment identification, vaccine preparation and injection techniques, laws and ethics, radiograph techniques and veterinary office procedures.

Professional Certification Opportunities!

Designations offered to students completing the Veterinary Assistant course

- A Certificate of Competency 

- Eligibility to take our Veterinary Science course

Checkout Potential Career Options! 

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Technician
Animal Scientist
Animal Trainer



Thank you for your interest in enrolling in the SoCal ROC Veterinary Assistant course.

In order to enroll in the program, students must:

High school 

  •  Open to Grade Levels 9-12th
  •  Have a "C" or better in Math and Science


Purchase of apparel and materials is required for adults, but is optional for our district high school students. Please contact registration for full list.

Complete in 1 Semester: M-Th from 4:15pm - 7:00pm

To access the most recent course schedule please call registration or click the link under Course Information. Please be advised schedule is subject to change and dependent on enrollment

Benefits of CTE

After completing courses in CTE,  you will have a clearer vision of your future career path and what the next steps will be. Career Technical Education allows high school students to see what options are out there and see first-hand what careers they enjoy and thrive in. Whether you decide to enter the workforce, pursue a trade or apprenticeship, or apply to college, CTE adds to the traditional high school experience and is designed to prepare you for the next stage in your life.

Earn High School Credit!

You can earn 10 elective credits

Ready To Enroll?!

Call our Career Guidance Specialist or register through your home school counseling offices and receive priority through pre-registration for classes that meet from 1:15 - 4:15 and 4:15 - 7:00 p.m.

In person

Address: 2300 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501 U.S.

Phone: 310-224-4200