There are a variety of associate's and bachelor's degree programs available for those interested in a career as a veterinarian assistant. Most community colleges offer a two-year, Associate's degree program in Veterinary Technology. In these programs, students can expect to study biology, animal physiology, anatomy, common procedures and medications, health and hygiene, animal handling and other related topics. Students who are considering a career as a veterinarian in the future should think about earning a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, zoology or veterinary medicine. These programs provide the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a veterinarian assistant and also allow for the possibility of continued education in a master's or even doctoral degree program.