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VETERINARY ASSISTANT


VETERINARY ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent; a clear understanding of written and spoken English; proof of personal health insurance (before registering for Module 4).

This program, approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), 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 a veterinary practice and a certificate in veterinary assisting will enhance your resume.

Students who have completed this certificate program will have the knowledge and abilities to take NAVTA’s national certification examination.

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

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

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

 

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MODULE 2: Nursing Skills - part i ONLINE

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.

3.9 CEU

Cost: $642

NCASC-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jun 2- Jul 16

 13  TU, TH  6:00-9:00pm

 Allie Whaternby

Sheriff Gerges

Patrick Trusdell

  No class May 26


MODULE 3: Nursing Skills - Part II ONLINE

Prerequisite: Module 1 and 2

Learn how to assist veterinarians and veterinary technicians effectively 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.

3.9 CEU

Cost: $642

NCASC-CS017-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

July 29

Sept. 10

13 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm

Allie Whaternby

Sherif Gerges

Patrick Trusdell

No class August 11



 


 


 
 
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