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Aug. 4

Aug. 4, 2021


Derek Rayment
Public and Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office

MCC launches new Veterinary Assistant prep program

OMAHA, Neb. - Students can now work toward a career as a Veterinary Assistant through Metropolitan Community College. The noncredit program, developed by the MCC Workforce Innovation Division, prepares students to take the national Veterinary Assistant Exam, offered by the National Workforce Career Association.

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares students for a career in the field of veterinary medicine. Upon completion, students enhance their qualifications for veterinary assistant positions with employers who service animals such as a veterinary clinic, animal hospital, farm, animal shelter, kennel or animal daycare. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease.

"The demand for Veterinary Assistants and animal care workers in the Omaha metropolitan area is growing and is considered a high demand career field by the Nebraska Department of Labor," said Robert Caldwell, MCC Workforce Training manager. ‚Äč"These classes are focused on helping to meet the growing employer demand for a qualified animal care workforce while also providing a bridge to individuals who are looking to break into this career field in an entry-level role."

Classes begin Oct. 5. To register, visit Tuition assistance is also available.

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.