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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Assistant Certificate

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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
  • Identify clinical pharmacology

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