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.


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.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Course Series

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