Level 1

Veterinary Assistant

Are you looking to start a career in Veterinary Medicine? Our team is ready to guide you whether this is your first career or a shift into a new field.

OC Veterinary Assistant School Lake Forest - Veterinary Assistant Student helping vet examine dog

Advanced Training


These classes are best suited for individuals who are currently working under the supervision of a California Licensed Veterinarian who are looking to advance in their career or are interested in becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician through the CA Alternate Route. Level I consists of three 15-week semesters designed to educate veterinary professionals on the basic concepts and generalities of veterinary medicine and prepare them to assist doctors and licensed technicians in small animal hospitals.

  • ZAnatomy and Physiology
  • ZZoonotic and Infectious Disease
  • ZNutrition
  • ZRadiology
  • Z Surgery
  • ZDentistry
  • ZPharmacology
  • ZManagement and Leadership
  • ZInventory
  • ZAnesthesia

Choose Your Campus


Garden Grove

12752 Garden Grove Blvd Suite 250
Garden Grove, Orange County 92843

Lake Forest

23161 Lake Center Dr. Suite 235
Lake Forest, CA 92630

OC Veterinary Assistant School Garden Grove--- Veterinary Technician Students using computer

Level I Assistant Classes


Are you currently employed by a veterinarian? Work with a licensed California Veterinarian while gaining valuable knowledge from the classroom as well as on-the-job experience at OCVAS.

Morning, Evening, and Weekend Assistant Classes Available.