Veterinary Sciences Programs at BHC

Black Hawk College veterinary sciences programs are taught by veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians and specialists in the field. There also are opportunities to work with animals on-site and gain clinical experience.

  • Classes are held in our specialized Veterinary Sciences Center at the East Campus.
  • Hands-on experience
  • Animal ward with small and large animals
  • Low student-faculty ratio
  • Internships for Veterinary Technology Program students


Veterinary Assisting Certificate – One-year program, fall start (no separate application process required)
The Veterinary Assisting Certificate Program prepares students to become a member of the veterinary health care team, aiding the veterinarian and veterinary technician in performing daily tasks.

Veterinary Technology AAS – Two-year program, fall start (separate application required)
The Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology will prepare students to perform veterinary procedures under the supervision of a veterinarian. Veterinary technicians are primarily employed in veterinary clinics and hospitals.