Veterinary Sciences Programs at BHC

Black Hawk College veterinary 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.

Veterinary Assisting Certificate – One-year program, fall start (apply by August 1)
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. Students will be prepared and eligible to take the National Association of Veterinary Technologists credentialing exam to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA). AVAs are employed primarily in veterinary clinics and hospitals.

Veterinary Technology AAS* – Two-year program, fall start (apply by December 31)
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.

For more information about these programs, contact:   

Dr. Kimberly Stevens
309-854-1991 | 
EC Veterinary Sciences Building, Room 104

Samantha Rux | Admissions
309-854-1724 |


* Students can take prerequisites now.