Veterinary Assistants help veterinarians and veterinary technicians care for animals while working closely with animals and their owners. The job requires lifting and holding animals, some office skills, clinical procedures, record-keeping, and more. The work setting may be in animal hospitals, clinics, and research labs. They may also be employed in animal shelters, and in some cases, pet stores. The program can be used as a stepping stone into the veterinary field.
This 180-hour program will prepare students for the duties of a veterinary assistant. Specific duties vary from practice to practice and the Veterinary Assistant is often responsible for:
- Feeding and watering animals
- Sterilizing lab and surgical equipment
- Providing post-operative care
- Administering medications
- Preparing samples for lab examination
- Working closely with Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians
The program consists of 90 hours of classroom instruction, 10 additional hours of offsite skills training at a designated facility (2 hours/week for 5 weeks), during the second half of the course. Upon successful completion of the classroom and skills training, an additional 80 hours externship is taken to provide students with a hands-on practical experience at a veterinarian’s office/clinic or animal hospital/clinic. Students will have 3 months to complete the externship hours. Externship sites will vary. Included in the program is one class held on a Saturday (date to be announced) for radiological training.
HS Diploma/GED and up-to-date Tetanus shot.
Veterinary Assistant Technology
|CEVTHT 1001 AC01
||09/01/16 - 12/08/16
|06:30PM - 09:30PM
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281.756.3806
To register visit Room 103
in Building H at ACC Main Campus