Certified Veterinary Assistant
- Certification included
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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 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. 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!
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
• Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant
• First Aid for Dogs and Cats
• Farm Animals and Their Health
• Veterinary Assistant Specialist Program
There are no specific prerequisites for this course
• An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology (Not included)
• Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant
• The First-Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats (Not included)
• The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Beef Cattle, Rabbits, Ducks, and Ot (Not included)
• Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology (Not included)
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.
• 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion
Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:
• Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
• Resume Building Assistance
• Externship or Shadowing Placement
• Career Coaching
• Employer Skills Matching
• And More!
We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.
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