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Veterinary Assistant Certificate - Online

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Ready to become a productive member of a veterinary team? In this online course, you will 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 will 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. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and for those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals. You will receive training on intake & discharge of veterinary patients, client relations, and medical records. Learn about operating room conduct, surgical logs, and post-operative care as well as veterinary hospice care. You will also have access to videos on canine and feline body language and learn about AKC dog breeds and CFA cat breeds.
Prerequisite: A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended.

Requirements: This program is compatible with Windows, Mac, and a variety of browsers and browser versions. You will need an Internet connection (high-speed is recommended) and email capability.Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Learning Objectives:
  • Study the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems.
  • Master office communication skills and learn how to handle medical records.
  • Understand how to restrain animals for procedures, take vital signs, and bathe them.
  • Learn all about nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication.
  • Understand how to assist throughout the surgical process and during dental procedures.
  • Prepare prescription and take blood samples and radiographs.
Materials Included: Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, by Paula Pattengale

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You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or

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CEUs : 22.5

Start Date:upon registration



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