May 22, 2018  
2017-18 Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Assistant (CC)

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    Health Services  

Intended Program Outcomes:

This one year certificate in Vet Assisting will prepare the student concerned with working in a veterinarian’s practice. Skills developed will include:

  • Industry-related employment skills
  • Customer-Patient relations
  • Animal science (care, health, nutrition, overview)
  • Food Animal restraint techniques
  • Veterinary technology equipment (use, maintenance, sterilization)
  • Vet Assistant skills including office, lab and surgery
  • General Education skills in computation, communication and science

The curriculum includes three courses in vet assistant technologies and a cooperative work experience component of 33 hours in the veterinarian’s practice. Students will have hands on instruction in veterinary office procedures, exam room management, animal vitals, care and restraint. Students will be introduced to One Health Occupation Services and will be instructed on disease recognition, control and eradication. This program will have a focus and priority on Food Animals, but will maintain a level of instruction in small animal care. If a student wishes to continue their pursuit of a 2 year degree upon completion of the certificate they may do that as well.

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