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Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program

The assistant may be asked to perform kennel work, assist in the restraint and handling of animals, feed and exercise the animals, or spend time on clerical duties. The veterinary assistant certificate program will assist in preparing the student to enter into the veterinary technology program.

  • Passing the two courses do not guarantee admittance to the veterinary nursing program

The program consists of one year, students take two courses and must pass both courses to receive a certificate.

Veterinary Assistant I (VA1114)

This course will provide the student with necessary skills utilized in the everyday duties of the veterinary assistant, including, but not limited to: office procedures and client relations, medical terminology, pharmacology and pharmacy, and various related studies.

Veterinary Assistant II (VA1214)

This course will provide the student with nursing skills related to animal behavior, restraint, surgery, anesthesia, laboratory procedures, and diagnostic imaging. It will also cover avian and exotic animal care and nursing skills.

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