Veterinary Assisting

Veterinary Assisting

This Veterinary Assisting program provides students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge required for entering a career as a veterinary assistant.

Students develop knowledge and understanding of livestock production and companion animals through classroom instruction, hands-on labs, employment experience, field trips, and industry speakers. Students receive instruction in companion animals and domesticated livestock, as well as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and veterinary terminology.

Hawkeye’s 400-acre Farm Lab utilizes new and up-to-date facilities and equipment to provide students with hands-on experience in the latest production and management techniques. Included on this site is a laboratory for veterinary assisting courses.

Veterinary Assisting is a three-semester, diploma option of the Animal Science program.

Experience and Training

The Veterinary Assisting eight-week Employment Experience allows students to gain real work experience at an employment site. This ensures that students acquire the skills they need to succeed on the job.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Student Success Specialist

Laurie Plum
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-2329 ext.1065
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Program Advisors

Ole Cleveland
Bremer Hall 111C
319-296-2329 ext.1414
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Dresden Wulf
Bremer Hall 111D
319-296-2329 ext.1084
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Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
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