Veterinary Assistant Career Information
Veterinary assistants are entry-level healthcare professionals that work in many different veterinary settings.
They work with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to provide medical care for sick or injured animals.
Veterinary assistants handle sterilizing lab and surgical equipment. Under the supervision of a Veterinarian,
Veterinary Assistants may be asked to administer medications and provide pre/post op care.
Employment of veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers is projected to grow 9 percent in the next
decade, faster than the average for all occupations. In addition to fast employment growth, high occupational
turnover should result in very good job opportunities. (www.bls.gov)
This course will introduce students to the science of veterinary medicine. Students will learn to care for
sick and injured animals as well as learn client relations, office and hospital procedures, animal nursing,
exam room practices, surgical preparations, laboratory processes and radiology and pharmacology terminology.
Students are prepared for ONE national certification exam while enrolled in this course: Approved Veterinary
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AFFILIATION: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)*
*Program currently in application process for NAVTA approval.
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Billing and Coding
COURSE (FLIPPED - In Class + Online)
September 12, 2017 - December 19, 2017
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
November 15, 2017 - December 11, 2017
18 years of age
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Proficient in the English language
9th grade Algebra & Arithmetic