$25 (no registration fee applies)
Owners of pets and other animals today expect state-of-the-art veterinary care. To provide this service, veterinarians use the skills of veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants, who perform many of the same duties for a veterinarian that a nurse would for a physician, including routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Veterinary assistants are entry-level health care professionals who work in many different settings to provide medical care for sick or injured animals. Some other duties may involve providing water and food to animals and cleaning/disinfecting their cages and work areas. Veterinary assistants are responsible for sterilizing lab and surgical equipment and provide pre- and post-operative care. Under the supervision of a veterinarian, veterinary assistants may be asked to administer medications orally and/or topically.
With pet ownership on the rise, the need for skilled veterinary assistants is in great demand.
Students will be taught how to care for sick and injured animals in a veterinarian office, clinic or animal hospital. Students will learn client relations, office and hospital procedures, animal nursing, exam room procedures (hospital sanitation, weight/temperature, animal handling, and restraining and preventative care protocols), surgical prep and assisting, laboratory procedures, radiology and pharmacology.
Prerequisites for this course are vital to ensure success in this program. Candidates interested in this program must meet the following prerequisites prior to registering for the program:
This program is approved for the use of VA educational benefits. If you would like to use your benefits for this program, please fill out the Student Certification Worksheet and return it to CWCE with your completed registration form.
$2,095 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (Eligible for EasyPay*)
No Classes Scheduled At This Time
*EasyPay is now available for non-credit courses offered through the Center for Workforce and Community Education. For more information click here: CWCE non-credit EasyPay information
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