Veterinary Assistant

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12 Lessons

Our Veterinary Assistant training program will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience that can help you take steps toward a job as a certified Veterinary Assistant. Aligned with NAVTA standards, your program will cover caring for animals after surgery, helping provide emergency first aid and medication to sick or injured animals, maintaining and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment, obtaining animal health histories, and more.

In our veterinary assistant courses, you’ll learn the skills and get the hands-on veterinary assistant training you need to tend to the needs of animals. You may be able to secure your externship site at a veterinary practice near you, or through our partnership with the goodcat Veterinary Hospital.

Program Goal

The program goal for St. Gertrude’s Veterinary Assistant program is to prepare students to work as veterinary assistants under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary technicians in small or large animal hospitals or clinics. The program also prepares the students to take the national test to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant.

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Introduction to the Veterinary Profession

Office Procedures and Client Relations

Medical Terminology

Anatomy and Physiology

Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Animal Behavior and Restraint

Animal Husbandry and Nutrition

Animal Care and Nursing

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Laboratory Procedures

Anesthesia and Surgical Assisting

Diagnostic Imaging