This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two semester Certificate in Veterinary Assisting and enter the workforce. The Veterinary Assistant certificate program provides training in veterinary health and handling of a variety of domestic animals with the focus on tasks for assisting the Veterinary Technician and Veterinarians to become a part of the veterinary medical team. Completion of all course work is required before the student is eligible for private-practice internship.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Veterinary Assistant certificate program, students should be able to:
Demonstrate proper handling and restraint techniques
Demonstrate appropriate assistance with diagnostic laboratory procedures
Demonstrate initial assessment procedures for animals