Tips on how to Get Your Veterinary Assistant Preparatory Coaching By means of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Veterinary Drugs by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Pure Assets

Do you love learning about and taking care of animals? Learn about animals, animal welfare and how you can become a veterinarian through 4-H club activities. If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, you can take a veterinary assistant preparatory course to prepare for a future career as a veterinarian.

If you’re interested in a career as a veterinarian, get started with your veterinary assistant certificate! To earn your Veterinary Assistant Certificate through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Veterinary Medicine, you must complete 100 lessons and 500 hours of training. Graduates of this program can take the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) certification exam.

Some of the things you will learn and do in this project are: feeding animals, handling and restraining animals, help with animal examinations and treatments, infectious diseases of animals, non-infectious diseases, and assistance with operations.

You also have the option to attend a 4-H veterinary science camp.

Hopkins County Vet Science meets every first Tuesday of the month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension Office and is open to Hopkins County 4-H members. If you or someone you know might be interested in this program, call the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 or email m-villarino@tamu.edu.