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Veterinary Assistant (HF-VA-01)

$2,095.00

Course Description

Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. Our course prepare you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

This course provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. The course begins with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, and progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There are sections covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in this course to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice.

Outline

Veterinary Assistant Module 1
Practice Management and Client Relations
• Veterinary Medical Terminology
• Veterinary Abbreviations
• Medical Records
• Scheduling and Appointments
• Computer and Keyboarding Skills
• Veterinary Office Management
• Communication and Client Relations
• Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues
Veterinary Assistant Module 2
Dogs, Cats, Avian & Pocket Pets
• Dog Breed Identification
• Cat Breed Identification
• Avian Breed Identification
• Pocket Pet Identification
• Veterinary Terminology
• Behavior & Basic Training
• Basic Health Care & Maintenance
• Common Diseases & Parasites
• Restraint & Handling
Veterinary Assistant Module 3
Rabbits, Reptiles, Fish, Wildlife & Cattle
• Rabbit Identification
• Reptile & Amphibian Breed Identification
• Ornamental Fish Identification
• Wildlife Management & Rehabilitation
• Zoo & Exotic Animals
• Laboratory Animal & Research Animal Management
• Beef & Dairy Cattle Breed Identification
• Veterinary Terminology
• Behavior & Basic Training
• Basic Health Care & Maintenance
• Common Diseases & Parasites
• Restraint & Handling
Veterinary Assistant Module 4
Equine, Swine, Sheep, Goats, & Poultry
• Equine Breed Identification
• Draft Animal Breed Identification
• Swine Breed Identification
• Sheep Breed Identification
• Goat Breed Identification
• Poultry Breed Identification
• Aquaculture Identification
• Veterinary Terminology
• Behavior & Basic Training
• Basic Health Care & Maintenance
• Common Diseases & Parasites
• Restraint & Handling
Veterinary Assistant Module 5
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 1
• The Structure of Living Things
• The Musculoskeletal System
• The Digestive System
• The Circulatory System
• The Respiratory System
• The Endocrine System
• The Renal System
Veterinary Assistant Module 6
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 2
• Reproductive System
• The Immune System
• The Nervous System
• The Sensory System
• Animal Nutrition
• Microbiology
• Parasitology as Disease Processes
• Treating Disease
Veterinary Assistant Module 7
Animal Behavior & Veterinary Safety
• Animal Behavior
• Common Behavior Problems
• Veterinary Restraint & Handling
• Restraint Equipment
• Veterinary Safety
• OSHA Guidelines & Regulations
• Veterinary Sanitation
• Aseptic Techniques
Veterinary Assistant Module 8
Clinical Procedures
• The Physical Examination
• The Patient History
• Examination Procedures
• Hospital Procedures
• Evaluating Emergency Situations
• Grooming Procedures
• Veterinary Assisting Procedures
• Administering Injections
• Socialization & Exercise of Patients
Veterinary Assistant Module 9
Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, & Surgical
• Laboratory Procedures
• Veterinary Laboratory Equipment
• Radiology Procedures
• Radiation Safety
• Pharmacy Procedures
• Dispensing Medications
• Surgical Assisting Procedures
• Surgical Suite Maintenance
• Postoperative Patient Care

Duration

12 months

Hours

270

Audience

Certification

Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Language

English

Instructor

The Veterinary Assistant course is supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

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