Business & Industry Credential

A Veterinary Assistant feeds, waters, and examines pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. The assistant may clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. The assistant may provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

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Veterinary Assistant Program

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A Veterinary Assistant feeds, waters, and examines pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. The assistant may clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. The assistant may provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.

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This program introduces students to the exciting, growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations. Administrative duties are emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office. No pre-requisites are required. Textbooks are included. This course is offered through partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI).

Total Cost: $1,999

This course is 100 contact hours.