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Learn about new Veterinary Assisting Certificate program at February 7 meeting

Students interested in the new Veterinary Assisting Program being offered on Hawai‘i Island in Fall 2017 are invited to an information session Tuesday, February 7. 

The Windward Community College program is being offered on Hawai‘i Island in partnership with Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui.

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 2-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.

Interested students can attend a free information session on Tuesday, February  7, 2017 at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at either the Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui campus in Kona or the Hawai‘i Community College campus in Hilo.  

  • KONA MEETING LOCATION:  Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui, Room A101
  • HILO MEETING LOCATION: Hawai‘i Community College – Manono, Building 379A, Room 6A (teleconference).

At the meeting, students will learn about the curriculum and requirements.

More information can be found at: and Interested students can also email program coordinator Dani Carico at