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.

OCVAS - Vet with 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


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.