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Veterinary Assistant  

This online course will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team.

What you will learn

  • The anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems.
  • How to handle medical records and communicate with clients and coworkers.
  • How to restrain animals for procedures, take vital signs, and bathe them.
  • All about nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.
  • How to assist during surgery and dental procedures.
  • Preparation of prescriptions and taking blood samples and radiographs.

How you will benefit

  • Upon passing this course, you'll have the credentials and knowledge to be a valued team member in a veterinary hospital.
  • You will be able to use your instructor as a professional reference.
  • Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our Externship Starter Kit.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

  • Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, by Paula Pattengale

Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This intensive course will provide the information you need to become a productive member of a veterinary team. The course is designed for people who want to work as veterinary assistants at veterinary hospitals and for those already employed in related positions. Upon completion of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain access to an Externship Starter Kit.

Are you looking for veterinary assistant schools near you? The course covers all the requirements that hospitals and veterinarians' offices look for, and more! You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs.

You'll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. The course concludes with a lesson to prepare you for the job market, in which you'll see how to create an effective resume, advance your expertise, and develop strong interview skills. You will truly learn everything you need to know to be successful in your new career.


  1. Getting Started file
  2. Welcome to the Veterinary Hospital file
  3. Getting Ready for Your First Visit file
  4. Physiology and Anatomy 1: Directional Signs and the Skeletal System file
  5. Physiology and Anatomy 2: The Nervous System, Endocrine System, and Muscles and Joints file
  6. Physiology and Anatomy 3: The Circulatory and Respiratory Systems file
  7. Physiology and Anatomy 4: The Digestive System, Urogenital System, Liver, and Spleen file
  8. Front Office Duties: Records, Confidentiality, and Client Relations file
  9. More Front Office Tips, and Determining Age and Gender of Kittens and Puppies file
  10. Canine Restraint file
  11. Feline and Exotic Restraint file
  12. The Physical Examination: Procedures, Restraint, and Vital Signs file
  13. Everyday Procedures for the Veterinary Assistant file
  14. Workplace Hazards and Infection Control file
  15. The Reproductive Cycle and Sterilization Procedures file
  16. Vaccinology file
  17. Nutrition Basics and Prescription Foods file
  18. Prescriptions: Preparing and Calculating Doses file
  19. Prescriptions: Types of Medications and What They Do file
  20. Giving Medications file
  21. The Euthanasia Process file
  22. Taking Blood Samples file
  23. Interpreting Blood Tests and Handling Blood file
  24. Urine Collection, Handling, and Interpretation file
  25. Tests: Serology, Scrapings, Smears, Flotations, and Necropsies file
  26. Radiographs and Personal Safety file
  27. Radiographic Positioning file
  28. Pain Recognition and Emergency Care file
  29. Dentistry: Charting, Tooth Disease, and Dental Care file
  30. External Parasites: Fleas, Ticks, Mites, and More file
  31. Parasites of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Heart file
  32. Poisonings in Pets file
  33. Surgery 1: Preparing the Patient file
  34. Surgery 2: Your Role During and After file
  35. Understanding Animal Behavior file
  36. The Job Search and Future Opportunities file


Jeff Grognet has been a companion animal veterinarian for 25 years. He was a pioneer in the field of veterinary assistant teaching, developing his first course more than 18 years ago. Due to the success of his veterinary receptionist/assistant courses, he expanded his teaching into other high-demand areas including pet first aid and alternative medical therapies for companion animals. He practices at a veterinary hospital and contributes regularly to several magazines.

 

Veterinary Assistant
Item: 202003CTP20430  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $1,995.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.
 

Veterinary Assistant  Class already in session...
Item: 202002CTP99244
Class Dates: 4/23/2020 - 9/30/2020
Fee: $1,995.00