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Take advantage of CSM's professional development training for veterinary assistants in less than one year.

The Veterinary Assistant program gets students into the field quickly. This certificate will afford students ‘better than a foot in the door' opportunities at vet clinics, animal sanctuaries, etc.

Veterinary Assistants feed, water, disinfect cages and work areas, sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment, provide routine post-operative care, and administer medication orally or topically as directed. Veterinary Technicians have knowledge of the medical equipment (such as x-ray machines, heart machines, etc.), administer inoculations, prepare and restrain animals during procedures, suture and dress wounds, and advise pet owners on proper care. Veterinarians perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Besides preparing serums for prevention of diseases, a veterinarian assistant prepares tissue samples, takes blood samples, and executes laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts.

Not sure whether to pursue a career as a Veterinary Assistant? We offer a 3-hour information session to help you decide: SCI 7070 - Is Vet Assistant For Me?

This workforce training certificate consists of the following courses:
  •   SCI-7090 Veterinary Assistant Preparation Course
  •   SCI-7100 Veterinary Assistant I: Client Relations and Exam Room Procedures
  •   SCI-7110 Veterinary Assistant II: Diagnostic/Pharmacy
  •   SCI-7120 Veterinary Assistant III: Patient Care and Nursing
  •   SCI-7130 Veterinary Assistant IV: Surgery, Anesthesia, and Emergency Care

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Workforce Training Certificate: Veterinary Assistant


Dych, Jessica - 301-934-7503

Classes :5

Classes to Complete : 5  

Description : The veterinary assistant training program prepares students to work in the animal care field.  As a trained assistant, they will be involved in supporting ...  (More)

Certificates Price:  



Class ID: 890

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 8/5/2023, ending 8/5/2023

Start date: 08/05/23

End date: 08/05/23

Instructor : Workforce Instructor 

Location : La Plata, La Plata Campus: Community Education (CE) Building Location : 
  La Plata, La Plata Campus: Community Education (CE) Building.

Tuition and Fees: $49.00




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