Veterinary Assistant

As the veterinary field grows, so does the demand for veterinary assistants. Veterinary assistants care for animals in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, animal shelters, and laboratories. As a member of the veterinary team, a veterinary assistant will provide compassionate care to animals and to their owners. They also help maintain a clean and safe work environment, as well as perform various tasks under the supervision of veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and scientists.

Our programs teach the essential knowledge and job skills needed including diagnostic, surgical assistance and monitoring, critical care, nutrition, and animal husbandry. Students will experience hands-on learning in the classroom and work with a variety of animals during the externship.

Veterinary Assistant Certificates

Veterinary Assistant Training I: Outpatient Care
Entry level course where you will receive an overview of veterinary technologies that cover office and exam room procedures, client relations and biology. This course consists of a combination of lecture and clinical training. Students must be 18 years of age prior to enrolling in this program and provide proof of medical insurance. This course consists of 11 sessions totaling 33 hours.
Veterinary Assistant Training II: Diagnostics and Pharmacy
Advanced level program that covers the diagnostic basics. Other subjects covered in this course are functions of the lab, pharmacy, radiology and ultrasound-imaging department. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training I. This course consists of 9 Sessions totaling 27 hours.
Veterinary Assistant Training III: Patient Care
Focuses on in-patient care and clinical procedures. Consists of lecture and practicum. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training II. This course consists of 11 sessions totaling 33 hours.
Veterinary Assistant Training IV : Surgery and Emergency Care
Designed to provide veterinary assistants or persons starting entry level careers in veterinary practices with an overview of surgical preparation, regulations, and emergency room procedures. Topics include: surgical materials, operating room conduct and asepsis, surgery log, post-surgical clean-up, emergency room protocols, and equipment. A pre-requisite for this course is Veterinary Assistant Training III. This course consists of 9 sessions totaling 27 hours.

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