LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 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 DESCRIPTION: The Certified Veterinary Assistant program is designed to help people who love animals and have no experience working or caring for them to learn how to do exactly that. Therefore, this program can help both aspiring professionals and existing professionals in this field increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills. With a veterinary assistant certification, you can secure jobs in which you’ll work along with veterinarians, providing various animals with treatment for injury or sickness, health evaluation, and routine care. You can have a successful career working in places like zoos, veterinary hospitals, and animal shelters, all without having prior knowledge or experience of and in the field. This highly-interactive and multimedia-centric course will teach you about: 1. Veterinary terminology 2. First aid for animals 3. Office procedures 4. Farm animals and how to ensure they remain healthy What’s unique about this course is that it features veterinary terminology software that allows you to utilize an audio glossary review to help you correctly pronounce terminology. This makes for a more interactive and fun learning environment. What’s more? Students who successfully complete the certified veterinary assistant program will be well-prepared to take the NCCB national certification exam, making them a Certified Animal Care Worker in the process. CERTIFICATION: 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.