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Veterinary Assisting program being offered on Hawai'i Island; info session happening Dec. 13

Students in the veterinary dental lab at Windward Community College.

Hawai‘i Community College is partnering with Windward Community College to bring Windward CC’s Veterinary Assisting program to Hawai‘i Island students.

This will be a hybrid program that combines online and in-person learning and will be based at the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona. The program begins in August 2017, but interested students are encouraged to get started now so they are prepared.

To learn more, attend a free information session Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  The information session will be held at Hawai'i Community College Pālamanui, Room A102 and at the Hawai'i Community College Manono campus in Hilo in Building 379A, Room 6A. Attendees will learn about the curriculum and requirements. 

The Certificate of Achievement in Veterinary Assisting on Hawai'i Island – offered from August 2017 through May 2018 – is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to perform effectively as an assistant in a veterinarian's office, animal shelter or animal research facility. The two-semester, 31-credit hybrid program includes online coursework in the life sciences, as well as hands-on experience through labs and internships at local veterinary clinics.

More information about the program and information sessions can be found at this webpage and at this Facebook page or by emailing program coordinator Dani Carico at You may also contact educational specialist Carrie Kuwada Phipps at 969-8808 or