Veterinary assistants have many opportunities for career advancement and benefit from a stable field.
Between 2020 and 2030, the number of jobs for veterinary assistants is expected to grow by 14%, a higher rate than the national average for all jobs. Though veterinary assistants don’t have as lucrative careers as veterinarians, they can expand their opportunities by completing additional certificates and degrees.
This scholarship is funded by the Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society. Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society is Oregon's first no-kill animal shelter and has provided medical care, safe shelter, and plenty of TLC to the abandoned, neglected, homeless, and abused dogs and cats of Yamhill County since 1975.
This scholarship allows Homeward Bound Pets Humane Society to give back to their community, and support high school students who are planning to pursue veterinary assistant certificates.
Any high school student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who has volunteering or non-profit experience and is applying to college for a two-year veterinary assistant certificate may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about a time you contributed to your community and at least three well-thought-out reasons as to why you have decided to pursue a career as a veterinary assistant?