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    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    The Certified Veterinary Assistant program is designed to help people who love animals and have no experience working or caring for them to learn how to do exactly that. Therefore, this program can help both aspiring professionals and existing professionals in this field increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills. With a veterinary assistant certification, you can secure jobs in which you’ll work along with veterinarians, providing various animals with treatment for injury or sickness, health evaluation, and routine care. You can have a successful career working in places like zoos, veterinary hospitals, and animal shelters, all without having prior knowledge or experience of and in the field. This highly-interactive and multimedia-centric course will teach you about: 1.

    Program Name

    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Program Code

    WE-HF-77891

    Website Short Description

    The Certified Veterinary Assistant program is designed to help people who love animals and have no experience working or caring for them to learn how to do exactly that. Therefore, this program can help both aspiring professionals and existing professionals in this field increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills.
    With a veterinary assistant certification, you can secure jobs in which you’ll work along with veterinarians, providing various animals with treatment for injury or sickness, health evaluation, and routine care. You can have a successful career working in places like zoos, veterinary hospitals, and animal shelters, all without having prior knowledge or experience of and in the field.
    This highly-interactive and multimedia-centric course will teach you about:
    1. Veterinary terminology
    2. First aid for animals
    3. Office procedures
    4. Farm animals and how to ensure they remain healthy
    What’s unique about this course is that it features veterinary terminology software that allows you to utilize an audio glossary review to help you correctly pronounce terminology. This makes for a more interactive and fun learning environment.
    What’s more?
    Students who successfully complete the certified veterinary assistant program will be well-prepared to take the NCCB national certification exam, making them a Certified Animal Care Worker in the process.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    685

    Language

    English

    Outline

    Module 1: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare teams
    • Team success
    • Champions
    Module 2: Veterinary Office Practice
    • The veterinary profession
    • Medical terminology
    • Office procedures and client relations
    Module 3: Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy
    • Anatomy & physiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy
    Module 4: Animal Behavior and Care
    • Animal behavior
    • Animal restraint
    • Animal husbandry and nutrition
    Module 5: Animal Nursing
    • Animal care and nursing
    • Avian and exotic animal care and nursing
    • Large animal nursing and husbandry
    Module 6: Surgical Assisting and Laboratory & Diagnostics
    • Anesthesia and surgical assisting
    • Laboratory procedures
    • Diagnostic imaging
    Module 7: First Aid for Dogs and Cats
    Module 8: Farm Animals and Their Health

    Audience

    For animal lovers, there are few careers more rewarding than a veterinary assistant. The compassionate presence of these professionals relaxes both pets and pet owners alike. Veterinary assistants assist veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians with every aspect of animal care, as well as manage pet owners’ questions and concerns. This program is targeted at individuals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career as a veterinary assistant. The training in this program is ideal for both entry level professionals looking to start out in the field and those professionals currently working in the field who are looking to advance their knowledge and skills.

    Certification

    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.

    Instructor Description

    This course is completely self-paced. Learners are provided access to the learner support helpdesk where they can ask any questions relating to the experience or curriculum.

    Required Materials

    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

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