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Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program

This popular program is designed for the student interested in pursuing an entry-level career in the field of veterinary medicine. Veterinary assistants serve as integral members of the veterinary team under direct supervision of the veterinarian or veterinary technician. Trained veterinary assistants offer added value to the veterinary practice.

 

To earn the certificate, the student must successfully complete all modules of the certificate program

in sequential order.

 

Module 1: Introduction to the Veterinary Profession

Module 2: Nursing Skills-Part I

Module 3: Nursing Skills-Part II

Module 4: Laboratory Skills

Module 5: Clinical Externship

Instructors: Allie Whartenby, CVT; Sherif Gerges, CVT; Patrick Trusdell, CVT

 

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED; a clear understanding of written and spoken English; and proof of personal health insurance presented prior to registering for Module 4.

 

Textbook required - available in the college bookstore.

 

 

Module 1: Introduction to the Veterinary Profession

This session provides students with an overview of the veterinary medicine profession and the role of each member of the veterinary team. Learn practice management skills including office and hospital procedures and client relations. Other topics include: common canine, feline and equine breeds; medical terminology; pharmacy and pharmacology skills.

3.0 CEU.  Cost: $494 NCASC-CS004-01

September 21 - October 24 Please note: This is an upcoming Fall course. Registration for this module will open in July.

10 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays /  6-9pm

Instructor: Allie Whartenby, CVT

 

Module 2: Nursing Skills - Part I

Prerequisite: Module 1

Learn how to effectively assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians with examinations and surgical procedures. Understand the skills needed to play a role in the treatment and prevention of disease. Other topics include: basic anatomy, restraint, animal husbandry, first aid, and vital signs monitoring. 3.0 CEU. Cost: $494

NCASC-CS011-01

May 2 - June 1

10 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6-9pm

Instructors: Sherif Gerges and Patrick Trusdell

Module 3: Nursing Skills - Part II

Prerequisite: Module 1

3.0 CEU. Cost: $494

NCASC-CS012-01

August 15 - September 14

10 sessions  / Tuesdays & Thursdays /  6-9pm  

Instructors: Sherif Gerges and Patrick Trusdell

Module 4: Laboratory Skills

Prerequisite: Modules 1 and 2

Receive an introduction to the diagnostic tools used in veterinary practice and learn the skills needed to assist the veterinary team. Common veterinary laboratory diagnostics will be covered as well as lab record keeping. This course provides the opportunity to review and prepare for the clinical externship. 3.0 CEU. Cost: $494

NCASC-CS013-01

Returning in Fall.

10 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6-9pm

Module 5: Clinical Externship

Prerequisite: Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4

To earn the Veterinary Assistant Certificate, all students are required to complete the clinical externship at a pre-approved veterinary setting. Students are required to purchase a uniform for this module and must have proof of personal health insurance. This 75-hour externship will be arranged for each student with the veterinary site. 7.5 CEU. Cost: $674

NCASC-CS014-01                                             

May 2 - July 31

Instructor: Allie Whartenby, CVT


CONTACT US:

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Questions: E-mail us

 

 

REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 

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