Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant

Course Hours: 
270
Price: 
$1,400.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Veterinary Assistant training can help you make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. Our course prepares you for a rewarding career working as a veterinary assistant in a veterinary hospital, animal shelter, zoo, university or other environment that requires a background in animal sciences.

This course provides a well-rounded, complete approach to learning the skills required in the field of veterinary assisting. The course begins with basic skills such as veterinary medical terminology and office procedures, and progresses to more advanced skills such as nursing care and radiology. There are sections covering companion animals, large animals, and exotic animals. Clinical scenarios are provided in this course to help demonstrate application of the skills to real world practice.

NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Prerequisite(s): None

 

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations
  • List the steps to perform basic pet health care and maintenance
  • Name the steps to identify various breeds and species
  • Recall systems of the animal body and their diseases
  • Recognize common behavior and ways to prevent behavior problems

Veterinary Assistant Module 1
Practice Management and Client Relations

  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Veterinary Abbreviations
  • Medical Records
  • Scheduling and Appointments
  • Computer and Keyboarding Skills
  • Veterinary Office Management
  • Communication and Client Relations
  • Veterinary Ethics and Legal Issues

Veterinary Assistant Module 2
Dogs, Cats, Avian & Pocket Pets

  • Dog Breed Identification
  • Cat Breed Identification
  • Avian Breed Identification
  • Pocket Pet Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 3
Rabbits, Reptiles, Fish, Wildlife & Cattle

  • Rabbit Identification
  • Reptile & Amphibian Breed Identification
  • Ornamental Fish Identification
  • Wildlife Management & Rehabilitation
  • Zoo & Exotic Animals
  • Laboratory Animal & Research Animal Management
  • Beef & Dairy Cattle Breed Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 4
Equine, Swine, Sheep, Goats, & Poultry

  • Equine Breed Identification
  • Draft Animal Breed Identification
  • Swine Breed Identification
  • Sheep Breed Identification
  • Goat Breed Identification
  • Poultry Breed Identification
  • Aquaculture Identification
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Behavior & Basic Training
  • Basic Health Care & Maintenance
  • Common Diseases & Parasites
  • Restraint & Handling

Veterinary Assistant Module 5
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 1

  • The Structure of Living Things
  • The Musculoskeletal System
  • The Digestive System
  • The Circulatory System
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Renal System

Veterinary Assistant Module 6
General Anatomy & Disease Processes, Part 2

  • Reproductive System
  • The Immune System
  • The Nervous System
  • The Sensory System
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology as Disease Processes
  • Treating Disease

Veterinary Assistant Module 7
Animal Behavior & Veterinary Safety

  • Animal Behavior
  • Common Behavior Problems
  • Veterinary Restraint & Handling
  • Restraint Equipment
  • Veterinary Safety
  • OSHA Guidelines & Regulations
  • Veterinary Sanitation
  • Aseptic Techniques

Veterinary Assistant Module 8
Clinical Procedures

  • The Physical Examination
  • The Patient History
  • Examination Procedures
  • Hospital Procedures
  • Evaluating Emergency Situations
  • Grooming Procedures
  • Veterinary Assisting Procedures
  • Administering Injections
  • Socialization & Exercise of Patients

Veterinary Assistant Module 9
Laboratory, Radiology, Pharmacy, & Surgical

  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Veterinary Laboratory Equipment
  • Radiology Procedures
  • Radiation Safety
  • Pharmacy Procedures
  • Dispensing Medications
  • Surgical Assisting Procedures
  • Surgical Suite Maintenance
  • Postoperative Patient Care

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). NOTE: This program DOES NOT License, Certify, or Register Veterinary Technicians in any state through the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

**Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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