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Course Description

Become a veterinary assistant in just a few months! This 65-hour program will provide students with an overview and entry-level training. Learn basic animal care principles and techniques, safety procedures and state/federal guidelines. Topics include • Basic anatomy and physiology • Basic radiology • Small animal breeds • Animal nutrition • Parasite control • Record keeping and veterinary office procedures • Client relations and communications • Veterinary medical terminology, hospital patient care and surgical preparation. Students will learn laboratory techniques and customer representative skills appropriate to a veterinary assistant. This is NOT a veterinary technician training program which requires a two-year American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) accredited degree program.

Notes

Supplies: Students will need to purchase the book, Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications by Beth Vanhorn & Robert Clark and Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals by C.C. Sheldon, James Topel and Teresa Sonstagen (available on amazon. com) prior to the first class session.

Externship: We strongly recommended a minimum of 80 externship hours at the conclusion of the training (this is required for anyone receiving funding from an outside organization).

GI Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available.

Prerequisites

Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series

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Application

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Section Title
Veterinary Assistant Program
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Mar 05, 2022 to May 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
80.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $1,090.00 Click here to get more information
Service charge(s)
  • Material Fee: (MF15)  
Instructors
Section Notes

No class will be held on 4/16/2021.

A $15 lab fee will be collected at the time of registration with the tuition fee.Supplies: Students will need to purchase the book,
Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications by Beth Vanhorn & Robert Clark and Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals by C.C. Sheldon, James
Topel and Teresa Sonstagen (available on amazon.com) prior to the first class session.

GI Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available.  

We strongly recommended a minimum of 80 externship hours at the conclusion of the training (this is required for anyone receiving funding from an outside organization).

Register for the FREE information session now: Wed, 2/2 at 5:30 PM, livestream.

 

 

Section Materials
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications by Beth Vanhorn & Robert Clark $85.00 Amazon
  • Textbook (Mandatory) Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals by C.C. Sheldon, James Topel and Teresa Sonstagen $66.00 Amazon
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