With more than 85 million households owning at least one pet, the veterinary field is a growing field! Veterinary Assistants are valued team members in veterinary practices, clinics, and hospitals. They work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide quality care for healthy, sick, and injured animals. In this program, students will receive hands-on training on the correct handling and care of pets, learn proper examination procedures, and discover how to check for signs of illness and injury. Additional topics covered include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and acronyms, nutrition, legal, ethical, and professional standards, and maintenance and management of a veterinary practice. Supplies will be mailed to students for online skills training. This class is entry level and specifically NOT a Veterinary Technician class, which requires a two-year degree program. Textbook and scrubs for externship purchased separately. Class consists of 75 hours of online live instruction, 25 hours of independent online learning and a 40-hour externship. Students will need access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet, and access to a printer to participate. Must be 18+ years.
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