Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:
• Identify the core elements of veterinary medical terminology
• List the steps to analyze prefixes and suffixes
• Define the function and structure of systems of the body
• Recall common anatomical terminology for various animals
• Recognize terms to describe procedures performed on various systems of the body to treat injury and disease
• 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
• Define the history of veterinary medicine as well as day to day procedures in a hospital or clinic setting
• Recognize ways to protect against potential disease that can affect both animals and people
• Identify the delicate subject of euthanasia, the death of a pet and the stages of grief
• Recall proper ways of conducting laboratory, pharmacy and radiology procedures
• Recall how to build a proper first aid kit for your pet and essential items for a kit
• Identify common injuries and how to specifically treat each one
• Recognize how to treat basic illnesses and injuries at home
• Name the different health conditions and how to treat them using a first aid kit
• Identify healthy animals to use in production and recall the difficulties and benefits of raising livestock
• Recall the specifics of raising and handling various breeds of waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and rabbits
• List ways to grow your farm with goats, sheep and pigs
• Recognize the necessary steps needed to profit from cattle
• Define common types of infection found in the workplace
• Recognize the cycle of infection
• Recall steps for disease prevention
• Identify the proper steps for hand washing and wearing gloves
• Distinguish methods of how government regulations approach
Price: $3,995.00

    Do you have a love of animals? Are you a patient, caring person? Becoming a Veterinary Assistant is the perfect career path for you. Veterinary Assistant’s help make a difference in the lives of animals and the people that love them! As a Veterinary Assistant, you will work alongside Veterinarians to provide routine care, health evaluation, and treatment for sickness or injury. Assistants perform a wide variety of duties including feeding, exercising, and bathing animals, cleaning and disinfecting exam rooms, restraining animals during examinations, administering medication or vaccinations, and most importantly providing affection and a safe environment for every animal in their care. Being passionate about animals is the number one requirement for being a successful Veterinary Assistant however there are many other skills needed for success. Our complete training program, delivered through one of our partner schools, will prepare you for a rewarding career as a Veterinary Assistant in a variety of settings including veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, and zoos without any previous experience or knowledge. In this program, we will cover all the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully pursue a career as a Veterinary Assistant. This program begins by exploring veterinary terminology, office procedures, first aid for animals, farm animals and their health. Our program also includes veterinary terminology software that will allow you to review the information in a fun, interactive way and utilize the audio glossary for correct pronunciations of the terms. The program then covers many necessary topics for any office environment such as hazardous material, safe lifting practices, and infection prevention. Finally, this program will provide training in the communication skills that make an effective professional including both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. Upon successful completion of our program, you will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW). This program includes the certification exam!

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Module 1: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare teams
    • Team success
    • Champions
    Module 2: Veterinary Office Practice
    • The veterinary profession
    • Medical terminology
    • Office procedures and client relations
    Module 3: Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy
    • Anatomy & physiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy
    Module 4: Animal Behavior and Care
    • Animal behavior
    • Animal restraint
    • Animal husbandry and nutrition
    Module 5: Animal Nursing
    • Animal care and nursing
    • Avian and exotic animal care and nursing
    • Large animal nursing and husbandry
    Module 6: Surgical Assisting and Laboratory & Diagnostics
    • Anesthesia and surgical assisting
    • Laboratory procedures
    • Diagnostic imaging
    Module 7: First Aid for Dogs and Cats
    Module 8: Farm Animals and Their Health
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 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)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    Upon successful completion of our Veterinary Assistant program, students 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.
    Infection Prevention
    National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Program Approval Number: 2842014-0.75-12686-dl (2.25 hours)
    Hazardous Materials
    National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)Program Approval Number: 2842014-0.75-12686-dl (0.75 hours)
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

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